From the Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) website & flyers regarding next Tuesday’s special election on Proposition 100, the proposed 1 cent/per dollar sales tax increase:
“Arizona voters hold the keys to a healthier economic future!
Help rebuild the state’s troubled economy with a “yes” vote for Prop. 100!
• Failure to pass Proposition 100 would place thousands of vulnerable older Arizona residents in harm’s way by cutting indispensable funds for cost effective home-and community based
• Failure to pass Proposition 100 would require the State to spend millions in new expenditures because institutional nursing home and personal care is 5 times as costly as affordable home-and community–based care services.
Why a Yes Vote Matters:
• Passage of Proposition 100 will begin the rebuilding of the state economy and protect health and human services funds for home – and-community-based services.
What’s At Stake:
• Pima Council of Aging and Pima Health System have already taken serious reductions in funds of $1,235,353 over the past 18 months.
• A “no” vote on Prop. 100 means that Pima Council on Aging would take new funding cuts of $800,000 to 900,000 that would eviscerate services for the neediest older adults and support for family caregivers in Pima County”
“Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving older adults and their families living in Pima County, Arizona. PCOA advocates, plans, coordinates, develops and delivers home-and-community-based aging services for older adults and provides supportive assistance, accurate information, and local resource connections for family caregivers.”
Their mission is “to promote dignity and respect for aging, and to advocate for independence in the lives of Pima County’s older adults and their families now and for generations to come.”
For questions about PCOA’s “Yes” on Prop. 100 advocacy outreach, contact
Stew Grabel, PCOA Ombudsman. Call 520-790-0504 or send email to sgrabel@
pcoa.org. Website for more information is www.pcoa.org.
Also, a recent 5/7/10 debate pro and con on Prop. 100 is online at KUAT AZ Illustrated
(former LD26 State House Fep. Pete Herschberger argues pro; Farrell Quinlan, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, argues against):
Vote early, or on Tuesday, May 18th.