Mesa joins lawsuit over Proposition 126 tax ban

The Arizona Association of Realtors in June submitted 400,000 signatures to get the ban on service taxes on the November ballot. / Tribune

By: Jim Walsh and Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune

Although they say they don’t want to trample the will of voters, Mesa, Scottsdale and other city officials are filing suit over the just-approved ballot proposition banning additional taxes on services.

Claiming the Prop 126’s language is ambiguous language, an unknown number of municipalities are banding together to seek a declaratory judgement that would define what constitutes a service and what can and can‘t be taxed.

The city councils in Mesa and Scottsdale in separate meetings last week voted to join the suit.

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