Twinsburg residents voted in favor of supporting their Police and Fire departments, passing Issue 2 at the ballot box May 4. By passing the 2.4 mill property tax, the City will be able to procure the funds needed to maintain the current level of safety services. Unlike many other communities in Ohio, Twinsburg does not have dedicated revenue to support the Police and Fire departments and this levy will secure those funds thanks to the $7 per month per $100,000 in property value.
Tag: General Fund
If Issue 2 fails, police and fire pensions will still be fully funded (as is required by Ohio constitution). They have been subsidized by our General Fund to the tune of $1 million per year for decades now. Passing issue 2 will create a dedicated fund for pensions, as well as for the first time in history, a dedicated capital fund for police and fire as well.
When it comes to Issue 2 on the May 4th ballot, you either support our police and fire services or you don’t.
I can give you a million reasons why I believe a YES vote is the correct vote, because I fully support our police and fire services.
There’s a narrative being pushed by people who stand against most everything the City does. They’ll try to convince you that the City is wasteful with tax money (not true), doesn’t need money they ask for (not true), not transparent (not true), doesn’t do their due diligence (not true), etc.
Some residents think Twinsburg’s surplus was wasted on paying debt for a clubhouse. They ask… Where did our money go?
Answering questions about Issue 24: If this is all about police and fire, why doesn’t the ballot language mention police and fire? Why am I seeing signs on both sides of the issue that mention police and fire?
A resident asked the following question: Couldn’t we spend money for a $900,000 ladder truck instead of increasing millage? With that much surplus, Twinsburg could payoff the remaining clubhouse debt too? How much is currently in the surplus as of 2020 and how does that compare to 5 to 10 years ago?