Property tax increase

Brook Park, OH

#1 Oct 25, 2013
I was informed by my Councilman that the city is going to try and raise taxes. It seems that they have no money left thanks to the state cutting funds for cities and towns all across the state. Of course we might have some extra money if we didn't erect a million dollar pool and new schools in recent years.

But now that we citizens are taxed out, I wonder if people would consider a tax increase to sustain our current emergency forces? It was explained to me by my Councilman that emergency forces would the target for new budget cuts and possibly the closure of the Dunham Road fire department. We would have the same amount of firemen, but they would all work from the other side of town.

From the calculations that were presented, the property tax increase would be similar to the last property tax increase for the new schools. But if closing a fire department can save us some money, why can't they save money by rescinding the rental property inspections? We don't need them---especially us landlords. We've done quite well before the inspections began. We somehow survived decades without them.

Sometimes you don't need to look at federal politicians to see who is playing politics and who is worried about the fate of the citizens. We just need to look in our own backyard.

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