That's right, WE, the RESIDENTS of Lake County have swayed the Lake County Commissioners to hold the sales tax rate at 6.25%. The News-Herald has several comments from the Lake County Commissioners here.
This loyal blog, active residents, and local radio programs put the pressure on the Commissioners and the sales tax stayed the same!
The Commisoners cut the budget by a paltry 3%, and passed a temporary budget of about $15 billion. So, we are not out of the woods. Ohio Revised Code requires a permanent budget by April. That being said...we may be in for a surprise in a few months.
However, with Board President Dan Troy up for reelection in 2010 I am sure the sales tax will stay the same.
There is no buzz yet on a republican candidate for Commisoner...ahem Dale Fellows!
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