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Q: What's up with the county manager offering public money to the Payson Regional Economic Development Corporation, a private, nonprofit with a budget that is not a public record?

A: County Manager John Nelson said promoting economic development is one the tasks assigned county governments by the Arizona Revised Statutes. "Instead of creating more bureaucracy, we provide funds for private nonprofits like the PREDC to handle it."

Q: What's up with the white, unmarked patrol car laying in wait in residential areas to ticket drivers?

A: The car is part of the Payson Police Department's traffic enforcement program, said Lt. Don Engler. "It is in response to complaints from residents who felt there was not enough enforcement for speeding drivers in residential areas."

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