There has been quite a bit of discussion and confusion already around the upcoming Issue 2 on this May’s ballot. Sadly, spreading misinformation is a standard tactic by some wishing to muddy the waters around City finances and initiatives. If you have questions about this or any other issue, please feel free to reach out to me, another member of Council or City Hall. We will be happy to to provide you with the correct information so you can make an informed decision.
The ballot language for Issue 2 states:
Proposed Tax Levy (Additional) City of Twinsburg
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
An additional tax for the benefit of the City of Twinsburg for the purpose of providing funding for purchasing and maintaining fire apparatus, mechanical resuscitators, recovery equipment, or other fire equipment and appliances, buildings and sites therefor, or sources of water supply and materials therefor, for the establishment and maintenance of lines of fire-alarm communications, communications equipment, for the purchase of ambulance equipment, for the provision of ambulance, paramedic, or other emergency medical services operated by a fire department, providing and maintaining motor vehicles, communications, other equipment used in the operation of a police department, and the payment of any employer contributions required for such personnel under section 145.48 or 742.34 of the Revised Code at a rate not exceeding 2.4 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 24 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2021, first due in calendar year 2022.