Recently we told you that The Lake County Commissioners are trying to go through the back door to raise our taxes: its' official! The Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution today that will place a 3.4 mil levy on the ballot.
Shame on you County Commissioners...especially you Dan Troy!
PLAIN AND SIMPLE: DAN TROY WANTS TO RAISE TAXES...BUT THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR. FOR THIS REASON HE IS HOPING YOU WILL APPROVE A LEVY!
The News-Herald has the story on the 3.4 mil levy here.
It gets worse. Willoughby Hills City Council is considering a proposal tonight that will jack-up the City income tax from 1.5% to 2.25%. The News-Herald covers the story here. Mayor Bob Wegar and Willoughby Hills City Council just got you to approve a road levy renewal...two levies passed this fall for libraries and schools...now the City wants more of your money.
Shame on you Willoughby Hills!
Here is the Willoughby Hills City Council Agenda with the tax hiking ordinance 2010-7
Here is the offending ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE SUBMISSION TO
THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN THE RATE OF THE MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX TO TWO AND ONE- QUARTER PERCENT (2.25%) AND A TAX CREDIT OF ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) WITH SAID CREDIT LIMIT TO BE EQUAL TO ONE AND EIGHTY-FIVE HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (1.85%) AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
One can say that at least the Lake County Commissioners and Willoughby City Council are giving the voters a chance to approve or disapprove. The Commissioners COULD have just increased the sales tax. Not sure though how Willoughby Hills could circumvent the voters. At least the voters will have a say.
"MY HOMETOWN" bruce springsteen
5 days ago