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2011 Ballot Guide

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Though odd-year elections do not receive the attention and pageantry of Congressional or Presidential contests, the issues facing voters on Fall 2011 election slates are no less important. Citizens will control the fate of billions of dollars in fiscal policy as they enter voting booths a few weeks from now. Through the Initiative and Referendum (I&R) process, many important issues will be decided directly by voters at the ballot box. This is a guide to 25 statewide ballot questions and more than 800 county, city, and local measures in 12 states that NTU has identified as potentially having a significant impact on taxpayers.

Among the more sweeping statewide examples is Colorado’s Proposition 103, which would raise taxes by $532 million per year. Corporate income tax and personal income tax rates would increase from 4.63 percent to 5 percent and the state sales tax rate would increase from 2.9 percent to 3 percent. Proposition 103 designates all new revenue to be spent on increasing education spending. As a whole, this is one of the most far-reaching attempts to override the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, a package of citizen-initiated constitutional restrictions on government spending enacted in 1992.

In Ohio, residents will vote on a referendum on Senate Bill 5 passed by the State Legislature. Senate Bill 5 would overhaul government union employment procedures, especially those relating to collective bargaining. The state will have a freer hand to negotiate more manageable salaries and benefits for state workers, which will save money for the taxpayers who foot the bill.

While statewide measures are enormously important, we also sought to include information down to the most local of levels. Questions involving millions of voters in states across the country are covered, but so is one affecting considerably fewer residents in the Rucker Transportation District in Cochise County, Arizona.

Meanwhile, the residents of traditionally “blue” states like California will be given opportunities to reduce their burdens. San Francisco voters will decide on two major pension reform measures. Last year, the city paid $357 million in pension benefits, a number that will increase to over $600 million within just four years. One of the reform efforts, Proposition D, seeks simple, basic adjustments like ending pension “spiking” and capping the maximum annual pension at $140,000 per year. Combined with changes in contribution rates, the initiative could save Bay Area taxpayers $1.8 billion over the next ten years.

The severe deficit problems faced by states and localities in recent years certainly haven’t diminished the lure of borrowing. Hundreds of bond issuance questions appear on election slates in virtually every state covered in this guide. These efforts would borrow money for purposes ranging from sewer infrastructure to the purchase of land to prevent development.

This guide covers a number of other important, but perhaps unconventional, issues that nonetheless affect taxpayers. For instance, it includes Ohio’s effort to counteract the “individual mandate” to purchase health insurance that was included in the federal health care reform bill that passed in 2010. It also highlights Washington State’s Initiative 1183, an attempt to get government out of the alcohol business by privatizing state liquor stores and selling all related assets. 

While we strove to be as comprehensive as possible, there are some local issues for which we were not able to obtain enough information to merit inclusion. In addition, we omitted numerous ballot measures reflecting social and political concerns that are not within NTU’s mission. Also not reported here are measures where the fiscal outcome is mixed or unclear. Examples include measures to increase local officials’ accountability while raising their pay, and electricity aggregation programs.

We hope this will serve as a useful informational resource for taxpayers as election season approaches.


Guide Key:

The various measures, propositions, initiatives, referenda, proposals, and amendments are listed by state with subheadings for statewide, countywide, and local issues.

Measures that could lower taxes or control government are listed with a positive sign ( + ), and measures that could raise taxes or expand government are listed with a negative sign ( – ). Measures that simply extend current taxes without increasing burdens are listed without such a marking.

This guide is for informational purposes only; it is not intended to provide endorsements or recommendations to voters.


Arizona

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Arizona

Apache County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) On the countywide ballot, Apache voters will be asked to authorize a seven-year override of property tax limits prescribed by law, allowing for additional tax collections of $30,600,000 to fund general services.

Cochise County 

Local measures

  • (–) Douglas Unified School District residents will decide on a school budget override question, allowing the district to exceed spending limits by 10 percent.
  • (–) Northern Cochise Hospital District voters will be asked to reauthorize a secondary property tax for five years to be used for general operating and maintenance funds.
  • (+) Voters in the Rucker Transportation District will decide on dissolving the district by a mail-ballot election.
  • (–) Voters in the Willcox Unified School District will be asked to approve $12,300,000 in new debt.
  • (–) Willcox Unified School District residents will also be asked to authorize the override of budget limits so as to increase spending for five years.
     

Coconino County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Page Unified School District will vote on allowing the school district to accept a budget that exceeds spending limits by 15 percent for the next seven years.
  • (–) Williams Unified School District voters will decide on issuing $5,000,000 in new debt to fund improvements to the gymnasium.

Maricopa County 

Local measures

  •  (–) Residents in the Agua Fria Union School District No. 216 will vote on authorizing $31,600,000 in new bonds to be repaid over 20 years by new property taxes.
  • (–) Balsz Elementary School District voters will decide on issuing $21,000,000 in new debt.
  • (–) Buckeye Union School District voters will consider allowing the district to accept a budget that exceeds spending caps by 10 percent for seven years. If approved, the measure would result in $1,200,000 in additional property taxes in the first year.
  • (–) Residents in the Cave Creek Unified School District will vote on a budget override question allowing the district to increase spending 15 percent over current limits. If approved, the measure would result in $2,400,000 in additional taxes.
  • (–) Creighton Elementary District voters will decide two budget override questions. Question 1 would allow the district to exceed budget caps by 15 percent, resulting in $1,500,000 in new taxes in the first year, and Question 2 would allow the district to spend an additional $2,900,000 in capital outlays over the spending limitations.
  • (–) City of El Mirage residents will vote on issuing $8,500,000 in bonds with $2,500,000 being used to fund parks and recreation facilities and $6,000,000 for construction of a new police station.
  • (–) Fountain Hills voters will be asked to approve $29,635,000 in general obligation bonds financed by new secondary property taxes.
  • (–) Residents in Fowler Elementary School District will vote on allowing the district to exceed budget caps and increase spending by 15 percent.
  • (–) Gila Bend Unified School District voters will consider the district’s request to override the budget cap and increase spending by $262,000 for two years.
  • (–) Glendale Elementary School District voters will decide on a bond measure issuing $28,285,000 in new debt for general infrastructure improvements.
  • (–) Glendale Union School District residents will vote on authorizing the district to issue $80,000,000 in bonds for construction and infrastructure.
  • (–) Voters in the Kyrene Elementary School District will consider a request to override capital outlay limits for seven years and authorize the district to spend an additional $6,800,000 per year.
  • (–) Liberty Elementary School District voters will consider a request to override the budget cap by 10 percent. The district’s current authorization to exceed the cap by 15 percent expires this year, and this proposed measure would result in additional taxing authority of $900,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Residents in the Littleton Elementary School District will vote on allowing the district to exceed spending limits by 15 percent for the next seven years.
  • (–) Madison Elementary School District residents will consider a measure to allow the district to override the budget and increase spending.
  • (–) Nadaburg Unified School District is seeking authority to override the budget and increase spending by 10 percent, resulting in $450,000 in additional taxes in 2012.
  • (–) Paradise Valley Unified School District voters will decide on two issues; one would authorize the issuance of $203,000,000 in bonds and the other would allow the district to exceed its capital outlay budget to and spend an additional $5,874,000 in 2012 for capital improvements.
  • (–) Residents in the Phoenix Union School District will decide on a measure granting authority to issue $230,000,000 in bonds for capital improvements. They will also consider the district’s request to override the capital outlay budget limit and increase spending 10 percent for seven years.
  • (–) Riverside Elementary School District voters will consider a measure to issue $25,000,000 in new debt.
  • (–) Residents of the Roosevelt Elementary School District will vote on issuing $7,250,000 in new bonds.
  • (–) Saddle Mountain Unified School District will ask voters for the authority to override the capital outlay budget limitation and increase spending by $800,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Tolleson Elementary School District residents will vote whether to grant the district’s request to exceed the budget limit and increase spending.

Pima County 

Local measures

  • (–) Continental Elementary School District voters will decide whether to allow the district to override the budget and exceed statutory spending limits by 15 percent. The measure would result in increased taxes of $350,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Residents in the Flowing Wells Unified School District will vote on exceeding statutory revenue limits to increase spending by $833,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Marana Unified School District voters will consider a request by the district to override statutory budget limits and increase spending by 10 percent for seven years.
  • (–) Sunnyside Unified School District residents will consider a request to exceed the budget and increase spending 10 percent over statutory caps, resulting in new taxes of $2,600,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Sunnyside Unified voters will also decide whether to authorize $88,000,000 in new debt for general school improvements.
  • (–) Tanque Verde Unified School District voters will consider a request by the district to exceed revenue control limits by 5 percent and increase taxes $209,000.
  • (–) Residents in the Vail Unified School District will vote on a proposition to increase taxes by $3,400,000 in 2012 by overriding statutory spending caps.

Yavapai County

Local measures

  • (–) Clarkdale Jerome Elementary School District voters will decide on the district’s request to override the budget and increase spending.
  • (+) City of Prescott voters will vote on a charter amendment to alter the City Manager’s budget estimates to include financial information on funds managed by the city.

Yuma County

Local measures

  • (–) Yuma City voters will decide whether to give the Mayor and Council Members pay raises, which would increase the mayor's salary from $12,000 to $18,000 and the Council Members’ salaries from $3,600 to $5,000. If approved by voters, the raises would become effective in 2014.

 


2011 General Election Ballot Guide: California

Alameda County

Local measures

  • (–) Emeryville residents will vote on Measure C to increase the business gross receipts tax from 0.8 percent to 0.10 percent. This would result in a tax increase of roughly $640,000 per year.
  • (–) Emeryville voters will also consider Measure D to eliminate the cap on the business gross receipts tax. The current ceiling on the tax is roughly $117,000 per business; this measure would raise it to $300,000.
  • (+) Measure F on the local Emeryville ballot would amend the Municipal Code to prohibit the city from employing a City Attorney, and instead require Emeryville to contract with an attorney or law firm to act as the City Attorney.
  • (–) Residents in the Newark Unified School District will vote on a bond measure issuing $63,000,000 in debt for capital improvements.
  • (–) On a special November 15, 2011 mail-only ballot, City of Oakland residents will decide Measure I, which would impose a new tax of $80 per parcel per year to offset city overspending.
  • (–) On a special November 15, 2011 mail-only ballot, City of Oakland residents will also decide Measure J, which would extend the deadline requiring the city to fully fund its Police and Fire Retirement Plan.

Contra Costa County 

Local measures

  • (–) City of Lafayette residents will decide on Measure G to increase the parcel tax to $89 per year for 10 years to complete a road and drain reconstruction program.
  • (–) Pittsburg will vote on Measure H, which would increase the hotel occupancy tax from 8 percent to 12 percent and eliminate the tax exemption for federal and state employees traveling on official business.
  • (–) On a special November 15, 2011 mail-only ballot, West Contra Costa residents will decide Measure J, which would impose a tax increase of $5,200,000 per year to fund the San Pablo Medical Center. This tax would exist in addition to a special parcel tax approved for the same purpose in 2004.

Imperial County

Local measures

  • (–) City of Brawley residents will vote on Measure K to extend the current utility users tax until 2013, adding $1,300,000 in taxes. 
  • (+) City of Holtville residents will decide on how best to reduce the utility user tax. Holtville currently has a 5 percent tax on utilities. Voters will have three different options: reduce the utility tax by 1 percent every year for 5 years until it is eliminated; reduce the tax by 0.5 percent for three years and consider further reductions; or keep the current rates in place with a five-year sunset clause.

Los Angeles County

Local measures

  • (–) Hermosa Beach City residents will vote on Measure Q to increase the business license tax on restaurants and bars. The new formula does not take into account business revenues, making it possible for a business to pay more in taxes than it makes in profit.
  • (–) Hermosa Beach City will also consider a competing Measure N to simplify, update, and restructure the city’s business license tax. Measure N, if approved, would have the effect of raising taxes by $200,000 per year. If both Measure N and Q are approved, only the measure with the most “yes” votes will be enacted.
  • (–) Las Virgenes Unified School District residents will vote on Measure K to establish a local parcel tax of $95 annually for eight years to pay for staff salaries and costs.
  • (+) Residents of Montebello City will vote on Measure O, which requires a competitive bidding process for trash collection contracts.
  • (–) Newhall School District voters will decide on a bonding issue, Measure E, to create $60,000,000 in debt in order to upgrade facilities and improve energy efficiency.
  • (–) Residents in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will vote to extend the existing school parcel taxes to fund teacher recruitment and retention efforts, and provide a cost of living adjustment for district employees.
  • (–) San Marino City voters will consider Measure S to continue a special public safety tax.
  • (–) South Pasadena City residents will vote on Measure UT to extend for 10 years the existing Utility Users Tax, with a 0.5 percent reduction for a new rate of 7.5 percent, to provide funding for public safety programs and road repairs. While this measure would lower the rate slightly, it would also lock the tax into place for a decade and cost taxpayers roughly $3,800,000 per year.

Marin County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Town of Corte Madera will vote on whether to continue a special tax of $60 per residence and $60 per 1,000 square feet of floor area for nonresidential property, with increases of $5 per year to a maximum of $75, for paramedic services. 
  • (–) The Larkspur School District is asking voters to approve a property tax to pay for $26,000,000 in general obligation bonds. Annual property tax increases are estimated at $27 per $100,000 of assessed value. 
  • (–) The Tamalpais Union High School District is seeking to renew an existing parcel tax for 10 years. Measure B would extend the current $238.78 parcel tax and allow for annual 3 percent increases, with an exemption for property owners 65 and older. 
  • (–) Voters in Marin County residing in county service area number 19 will consider Measure F to fund paramedic services through a special property tax increase of $10, to $95, per residence and a 2.2 cent per square foot tax increase, to 13.2 cents, on nonresidential property.  
  • (–) Voters in the Marinwood Community Services District will decide on a property tax increase for fire services. Measure G would increase the tax from 18 cents to 28 cents per square foot of residential and commercial space. For owners of unimproved land, the tax would increase from $60 to $90 per acre. 
  • (–) The Inverness Public Utility District is seeking voter approval to increase its annual appropriations limit. Measure H seeks to override spending limits for four years.  

Mendocino County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Measure A on the countywide ballot would impose a new 0.0125 percent sales tax to subsidize public libraries.

Monterey County 

Local measures

  • (–) Bradley Union School District voters will decide on Measure T, which would issue $1,100,000 of bonds for general improvements at Bradley Union Elementary School.  
  • (–) City of Del Rey Oaks voters will consider Measure S to extend the existing 1 percent transactions tax for five years to subsidize budget needs.   
  • (–) Pacific Grove Unified School District residents will vote on Measure V to levy a $60 annual parcel tax for four years for “staff retention” efforts.

Riverside County 

Local measures

  • (–) City of Coachella voters will consider Measure K, a 0.5 percent retail sales tax increase, to provide additional funds to parks.
  • (+) Measure L on the City of Coachella ballot would instruct that funds raised by Measure K only be used for park and recreation purposes. This measure is not binding and is advisory only. Should the tax increase pass, Measure L would provide a disincentive for city officials to siphon off resulting proceeds to other projects.  
  • (–) City of Indian Wells residents will vote on Measure H to approve an increase in the Transient Occupancy Tax (essentially a hotel tax) from the current rate of 9.25 percent to 11.25 percent.
  • (–) City of Riverside voters will consider Measure I to extend the city’s existing $19 library parcel tax for another 10 years. 
  • (–) Residents of the City of Palm Springs will vote on Measure J to enact a 1 percent sales tax for 25 years to implement the Museum Market Plaza development plan.

San Bernardino County 

Local measures

  • (–) City of Hesperia residents will vote on Measure F to establish a citywide parcel tax of $85 per year for five years for fire and emergency services.

San Francisco County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) Proposition B on the countywide ballot proposes issuing $248,000,000 in new debt for pedestrian and bicyclist improvements as well as general traffic renovations.
  • (+) On the countywide ballot, San Francisco voters will consider two competing proposals, Propositions C & D, to overhaul the city’s pension liabilities. Proposition C, sponsored by the City Council would save a projected $1.3 billion over 10 years. Proposition D, spearheaded by Mayoral Candidate Jeff Adachi, would achieve savings of $1.8 billion over the same period. Both measures save taxpayer money compared to the status quo; however, Proposition D goes substantially further in addressing unsustainable long-term costs associated with public employee pensions.
  • (–) Proposition E on the countywide ballot of San Francisco would allow the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to amend or repeal legislative initiatives. This could dramatically undermine voter preferences expressed at the ballot box on various issues.
  • (–) Proposition G on the countywide ballot would impose a 0.5 percent sales tax increase for 10 years to pay for public safety programs.

Local measures

  • (–) The San Francisco Unified School District is placing Proposition A before the voters to issue $531,000,000 in general obligation bonds with a 25-year maturity for capital improvements.

San Mateo County 

Local measures

  • (–) Burlingame Elementary School District residents will vote on a parcel tax of $76 for four years to pay for the district’s general expenses.
  • (–) City of Brisbane voters will decide on Measure J to increase the business license tax for large recycling centers to $3,000,000 per year, with an additional increase of the greater of 3 percent or the increase in the Consumer Price Index.
  • (–) Foster City residents will vote on Measure P to increase the hotel occupancy tax by 1.5 percent to a total of 9.5 percent to provide funding for general city services.
  • (+) Measure F on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District ballot would extend the voter approved appropriations limit of $40,000,000 per year for another four years.
  • (–) Millbrae School District voters will decide on Measure N to issue $30,000,000 in bonds for renovation efforts as well as construction of a new cafeteria at Taylor Middle School.
  • (–) Residents in the Pacifica School District will vote on Measure L to impose a parcel tax of $118 per year for five years for general education needs.
  • (–) Voters in the City of Redwood will consider Measure M to raise business license taxes by $21 plus an additional $15 per employee to pay for general city services.
  • (+) City of Redwood residents will vote on Measure K to allow the city to buy, sell, lease, and dispose of its real and personal property.
  • (–) City of Redwood residents will also vote on Measure I to increase the local hotel tax from 10 percent to 12 percent to provide for general city services.
  • (–) San Bruno Park School District voters will consider Measure O to issue $40,000,000 in bonds to renovate classrooms and make energy efficiency improvements.
  • (–) Residents of the City of San Mateo will vote on Measure G to authorize the city to provide for affordable housing projects through a housing impact fee and fee refund incentives for rental projects agreeing to provide below-market rates.
  • (–) Voters in the San Mateo Community College District will consider Measure H, which authorizes the district to issue $564,000,000 in new debt to make various upgrades.

Santa Clara County

Local measures

  • (–) City of Cupertino residents will vote on increasing the hotel occupancy tax by 2 percent to provide for general city services.
  • (+) Voters in the City of Palo Alto will decide on granting the City Council the authority to make final decisions regarding employee compensation, benefits and working conditions and also repealing the requirement that public safety employee disputes be resolved through binding arbitration.
  • (+) City of Sunnyvale voters will consider Measure B to reduce future Council compensation increases by eliminating the current automatic 5 percent annual increase and replacing it with an annual cost of living adjustments tied to inflation with a cap of 5 percent.

Solano County

Local measures

  • (–) Vallejo residents will vote on Measure B imposing a 1 percent sales tax for 10 years.

Sonoma County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District will vote on extending the $524 parcel tax, first passed in 2003, for an additional four years.

Stanislaus County

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in Modesto will vote on reducing the utility user tax rate from 6 percent to 5.8 percent while expanding tax to cover services such as VOIP and private communications services. While this measure would result in a slightly lower rate, it would dramatically expand the number of services to be taxed.
  • (+) Residents of the City of Modesto will vote on a nonbinding advisory measure on whether the city should seek to move its existing defined benefit retirement plan to a defined contribution plan for city employees.
  • (+) The City of Modesto ballot will also have a nonbinding advisory measure on whether the city should seek to move the City employee retirement benefit calculation from the current “single highest year salary” baseline to an “average of the employee’s last three years of salary” baseline.
  • (+) Residents of the City of Modesto will also vote on a nonbinding advisory measure to gauge opinion as to whether the city should seek to increase the age of retirement eligibility for city employees.
  • (–) City of Oakdale residents will vote on Measure O to enact a 0.5 percent sales tax increase for providing general city services for three years.

Ventura County

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the City of Fillmore will vote on Measure I to increase the sales tax by 0.75 percent for five years.
  • (–) Las Virgenes Unified School District residents will vote on Measure K to establish a local parcel tax of $95 annually for eight years to pay for staff salaries and costs.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Colorado

 

NOTE: Election Day is November 1st

Statewide measures 

  • (–) Proposition 103 on the statewide ballot would raise taxes by $532,000,000 per year. Corporate income and personal income tax rates would increase from 4.63 percent to 5 percent and the state sales tax rate would increase from 2.9 percent to 3 percent. Proposition 103 designates all new revenue to be spent on education.

 

Adams County

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the 17th Judicial District will decide on extending the District Attorney’s term limits from two to three consecutive terms.  
  • (–) Residents in Aurora City will decide on a bond measure issuing $113,500,000 in new debt for the construction of three new recreational facilities and renovation of one existing building. If approved, the measure would add $9,800,000 per year to city residents’ property taxes.
  • (–) Voters in Aurora City will decide on the question of organizing the Mission Viejo Library District. If approved, the measure would add $750,000 per year for the new district’s creation and ongoing operations. 
  • (–) Residents in the Brighton School District will decide whether or not to raise taxes by $4,800,000 annually.  

 

Arapahoe County 

Local measures

  • (+) Residents of the City of Englewood will vote to amend the city code so that City Commissioners could not serve on a city board or commission unless it is specifically designated for an elected official and not a private citizen. The measure would also establish term limits for residents serving on these boards or commissions to three terms.

 

Boulder County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) On the countywide ballot, voters in Boulder County will decide on expanding term limits to allow a County Sheriff to serve up to four consecutive terms, rather than three.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the City of Boulder will decide on a measure to allow the city to create and maintain a municipal utility company.
  • (–) The City of Boulder will also vote on whether to increase utility occupation taxes $1,900,000 annually and change the sunset date from 2015 to 2017.
  • (–) In addition, the City of Boulder will decide on a bond issue to assume $49,000,000 in new debt, repaid over 20 years, for infrastructure and capital improvements.
  • (+) Residents of the City of Boulder will also vote on increasing penalties for individuals and businesses operating under a grant from the city who fail to file the required annual financial reports from $100 to $1,000. This would encourage accountability for entities receiving taxpayer dollars.
  • (–) Voters in the City of Boulder will also vote on Charter Amendment 2G which amends requirements for initiative petitions to be simple and clear, be submitted for comment and review prior to circulation, have signatures no older than 180 days prior to filing, expand time for the City Council to hold hearings and take final action on petitions, and change election timing.
  • (–) Residents in the Boulder County Estates District will vote on a bond issue to create $870,000 in new debt for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Boulder County Pine Brook Hills District will vote on a bond issue authorizing $2,600,000 in new debt for road repairs.
  • (–) Coal Creek Canyon Park District voters will decide Issue 4A, a measure that would raise taxes by $104,260 in FY2012 and impose a property tax levy of $3 per $1,000 of assessed value to pay for general operating expenses. Additionally, the proposed measure contains an override of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) allowing the district to keep all revenue collected.
  • (–) Residents in Lafayette City will vote on a Charter Amendment to allow publication of ordinances by title in local publications, with the full text being available at the City Clerk’s office.
  • (–) Longmont City residents in Boulder and Weld Counties will vote on a measure to reestablish a municipal broadband enterprise.
  • (–) Park School District residents will vote to raise taxes by $750,000 annually for three years to offset overspending in the budget.
  • (–) Residents in the Rocky Mountain Fire District will vote to repeal term limits for district board members.
  • (–) Thompson School District residents will vote on a tax increase of $12,800,000 annually until the 2023-24 school year.

 

Broomfield County

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the 17th Judicial District will decide on extending the District Attorney’s term limits from two to three consecutive terms.  

 

Chaffee County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) Question 1A on the countywide ballot would increase the use tax by 2.25 percent on the storage, use, and sale of vehicles in the county to pay for emergency medical services.
  • (–) Question 1B on the countywide ballot raises the current county sales tax rate by 0.25 percent to fund road and bridge construction and maintenance.
  • (–) Question 1C on the countywide ballot seeks to increase the current property tax by a rate of 1.18 mills until the county has acquired the title to the county emergency dispatch communications center.

 

Denver County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents of the City of Denver will vote on a measure to require that all businesses give their employees a set amount of paid sick leave from work.

 

Douglas County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) Question 1A on the countywide ballot would modify the term limits on the County Sheriff from a maximum of two to three consecutive terms. 
  • (–) On the countywide ballot, Douglas County School District voters will decide on a measure to raise taxes by $20,000,000 in 2012 and the maximum allowed under TABOR for future years in order to pay for classroom supplies, general operating expenses, and enactment of teacher tenure reform and performance pay.  
  • (–) On the countywide ballot, residents in the Douglas County School District will vote on a bond measure to issue $200,000,000 in new debt for technology upgrades and capital improvements.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Aurora City will decide on a bond measure issuing $113,500,000 in new debt for the construction of three new recreational facilities and renovation of one existing building. If approved, the measure would add $9,800,000 per year to city residents’ property taxes.
  • (–) Voters in Aurora City will decide on the question of organizing the Mission Viejo Library District. If approved, the measure would add $750,000 per year for the new district’s creation and ongoing operations.  
  • (–) Question 2D on the City of Castle Pines ballot would authorize the city to publish ordinances by title only, rather than full text.
  • (–) Larkspur Fire Protection District voters will decide a bond issue to allow the district to assume up to $3,200,000 in new debt and raise taxes by $15,000 annually to refinance existing fire station leases.

 

Eagle County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) On the countywide ballot, Eagle County School District residents will vote on whether to increase taxes by $6,000,000 annually.

Local measures

  • (–) Fifth Judicial District voters will decide on a measure to increase the maximum number of consecutive terms from two to three for the District Attorney.
  • (–) Town of Avon residents will vote on Issue 2B to increase the sales tax by 0.35 percent in order to fund public transit.
  • (–) Voters in the Town of Eagle will decide Ballot Issue 2A to increase town taxes $130,000 in 2012 by raising the hotel occupancy tax from $2 to $4. Revenues would be used by the Town’s Office of Tourism for general marketing and promotion.
  • (–) Voters in the Eagle River Fire Protection District will decide on a measure which would raise taxes by 1.96 mills, roughly $1,800,000 in 2012, in order to offset budget overspending.
  • (–) Roaring Fork School District voters will decide on a measure that would increase taxes by $4,800,000 annually.

 

El Paso County

Local measures

  • (+) Colorado Springs voters will decide on repealing a city ordinance which makes taxpayers liable for any financial losses incurred by Colorado Springs Memorial Hospital.

 

Garfield County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Carbondale Fire District will vote on overriding the current levy and raising taxes $775,000 per year to pay for operating expenses.
  • (–) Garfield Re-2 School District residents will face a levy override vote asking for $3,000,000 in higher tax revenues.
  • (–) Voters in the Roaring Fork School District will be asked to allow the district to raise taxes $4,800,000 annually.
  • (–) School District 16 voters will decide a levy override measure that would raise taxes $4,800,000 per year to underwrite the general fund as well as an all-day kindergarten program.

 

Gunnison County

Local measures

  • (–) Gunnison County Library District voters will be asked to permanently increase taxes by 3.5 mills for library operations.
  • (–) Residents in the Gunnison County Library District will decide a bond measure issuing $6,500,000 in debt to pay for capital improvements. If passed, the measure would raise taxes $591,000 per year.

 

Larimer County

Countywide measures

  • (+) On the countywide ballot, Larimer County residents will vote on replacing two expiring 0.2 percent sales taxes with one combined rate of 0.375 percent for funding county jail operations and maintenance.         

 

Mesa County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents of Beque School District No. 49-JT will vote on increasing property taxes $350,000 annually for six years in order to pay for school programs.
  • (–) Residents of Mesa County School District No. 51 will vote on raising the current property tax levy by $12,500,000 annually for six years.

 

Pitkin County

Countywide measures

  • (–) On the countywide ballot, Pitkin County residents will decide on a measure to increase property taxes $464,000 annually for five years in order to provide additional funding to health and human services and community non-profit programs.
  • (–) On the countywide ballot, residents of Pitkin County will vote on expanding the FM radio and TV translator property tax to allow for researching and facilitating wireless communication and Internet services within the county. While the measure does not affect current tax rates, it could be used as a means to implement a government broadband entity.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents of Aspen School District No. 1 will vote on a measure to abolish term limits for the present and future elected directors of the Aspen School District.
  • (–) Residents in the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection Districts will vote on a measure to increase taxes by $775,000 annually for two years for the general fund.
  • (–) Residents in the Redstone Water and Sanitation District will vote on raising property taxes by up to $70,336 per year through 2032 for the district’s general operating expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Redstone Water and Sanitation District will vote on imposing a property tax increase of up to $138,987 per year through 2032 in order to pay down the district’s outstanding debt.
  • (–) Residents in the Redstone Water and Sanitation District will vote on allowing the district to retain, rather than return to taxpayers, revenue collected over constitutional limits.
  • (–) Residents in the Roaring Fork School District will vote on a measure to raise taxes $4,800,000 annually.

 

Pueblo County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Midway Ranches Fire Protection District will decide on a measure to increase property taxes by $17,300 per year for ongoing expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Pueblo County School District No. 70 will vote on two measures. One will issue $35,000,000 in new debt and raise taxes by $4,750,000 in order to improve and repair school buildings. The second measure will raise district property taxes by 5.95 mills, about $3,400,000 annually, for five years.

 

Weld County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Brighton School District 27J will vote on raising taxes 6.3 mills, or $4,800,000 annually, for teacher recruitment and retention.
  • (–) Residents in the proposed Evans Fire Protection District will vote on organizing the new district contingent upon passage of three additional measures: an initial operating mill levy of $575,000 per year for general operations; removal of the constitutional revenue and spending limits, thereby allowing the new district to retain all taxes collected; and a necessary intergovernmental agreement allowing for the transfer of services.
  • (–) Residents in the City of Fort Lupton will vote on renewing for 10 years a 0.5 percent sales and use tax designated for street repairs, which is otherwise scheduled to expire on December 31, 2011.
  • (–) Residents in the City of Fort Lupton will decide on a measure expanding term limits for members of the City Council from two terms to three.
  • (–) Residents in the City of Longmont in Boulder and Weld Counties will vote on re-establishing a taxpayer-funded municipal broadband enterprise.
  • (–) Residents in the Town of Platteville with decide on a measure abolishing term limits for local elected officials.
  • (+) Residents in the Town of Platteville will also vote on authorizing the town to cease publishing its list of bill payments in a local newspaper, thereby saving in publishing costs. This list is available on the town’s website.
  • (–) Residents in Prairie School District No. RE-11J will decide whether to issue $3,450,000 in debt and raise taxes $300,000 per year in order to construct a new school building.
  • (–) Residents in Thompson School District R2-J will vote on increasing property taxes $12,800,000 per year.
  • (–) Residents in Weld County School District RE-1 will vote on increasing property taxes by $1,800,000 per year.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Louisiana

 

Statewide measures – October 22nd election

  • (–) Amendment 1 on the statewide ballot would redirect future tobacco settlement funds from the Millennium Fund to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship. Additionally, the proposed amendment would permanently extend and place in the constitution a $0.04 per pack cigarette tax set to expire next year.
  • (+) Amendment 2 on the statewide ballot seeks to reduce Louisiana’s unfunded liabilities by mandating that a minimum of 5 percent of total nonrecurring, one-time-only revenue in 2013-14 and 2014-15 and 10 percent of nonrecurring revenue for remaining years go toward paying the $9.45 billion of unfunded liabilities in the pre-1988 state employee retirement plans.     
  • (+) Amendment 3 on the statewide ballot would create a lockbox around monies deposited in the Patient’s Compensation Fund and ensure the account is not raided by the Legislature.
  • (+) Amendment 4 on the statewide ballot would provide that if money is withdrawn from the Budget Stabilization Fund, the state must begin to replenish the Fund during the second fiscal year after the money was with­drawn, paying back the withdrawn amount in thirds each year until fully repaid or until the Fund reaches its statutory cap. While some argue that this could encourage officials to tap into the fund more frequently, it also sets out useful guidelines for refilling it.  
  • (+) Amendment 5 on the statewide ballot would update the New Orleans property tax sales law to specify New Orleans by name, rather than outdated census data, in regard to its minimum bid sales exemption.

 

Statewide measures – November 19th election

  •  (+) Amendment 1 on the November 19th statewide ballot would prohibit the implementation of any new real estate transfer taxes after November 30, 2011.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Maine

 

Statewide measures

  • (–) Question 2 on the statewide ballot would allow for a slot machine facility at the Biddleford harness racing track with 1 percent of net earnings, an estimated $13,000,000, dedicated to the state general fund, and an additional 39 percent of net earnings to be distributed supporting specific state and local programs. While states and localities should make their own decisions regarding gambling, this question would impose upon the new facility a tax rate much higher than that on other types of businesses.
  • (–) Question 3 on the statewide ballot would allow for a new casino with table games and slot machines in Lewistown, with 1 percent of net earnings dedicated to the state general fund and 39 percent of net earnings dedicated to supporting specific state and local programs. While states and localities should make their own decisions regarding gambling, this question would impose upon the new facility a tax rate much higher than that on other types of businesses. 

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Michigan

 
  • Voters in Berrien, Calhoun, Jackson, Kent, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties will vote to renew existing property tax and public safety levies which would not increase the current burden on taxpayers.

 

Berrien County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the City of Benton Harbor will vote on renewing for 11 years the Public Library mill levy in order to fund library operations. The levy was reduced to 1.75 mills, but will be increased to the original 2 mills for the renewal.  
  • (–) Residents in the City of Benton Harbor will consider City Charter Amendment 6, which lowers the level of support needed, from six City Commissioners to four, to create, combine and establish city departments, vacate streets, alleys, and public grounds, and purchase, lease, sell or dispose of real estate interests in public grounds or private property taken for public use. Although there is a limited prospect for savings, on balance this measure would make it easier for local government to create taxpayer liabilities.
  • (–) Bridgeman School District voters will decide a bond measure issuing $1,700,000 in debt to remodel and make general upgrades to school facilities.

 

Calhoun County 

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Tekonsha Community School District will decide whether to issue $3,995,000 in general obligation bonds for capital improvements. Passage of the measure will result in a property tax increase of 3.7 mills for the next 19 years.

 

Grand Traverse County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Buckley School District will decide on a measure that seeks to issue a bond in the amount of $6,730,000 in order to pay for remodeling the district’s athletic facilities.

 

Jackson County 

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Napoleon Community Schools District will decide on issuing $21,800,000 in debt for capital improvements. If passed, the measure would increase property taxes by 4.25 mills in 2012.
  • (–) Northwest Community School District residents will vote on a property tax increase of $3.90 per $1,000 of assessed value to pay for the district’s operating expenses.

 

Kalamazoo County 

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Mattawan School District in Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties will decide on issuing $59,900,000 in new debt for capital improvements. If passed, the measure would increase property taxes 3.4 mills in 2012.

 

Kent County 

Local measures

  • (–) Byron Center Public School District voters will decide on issuing new debt of $23,600,000 for capital improvements.
  • (+) City of Kentwood residents will vote on Charter Amendment 1 to prohibit convicted felons from serving as city elected officials.
  • (–) Voters in the City of Lowell will decide on renewing for 10 years a $23,775 annual property tax to pay for the Lowell Area Historical Museum.
  • (–) Northwest Community School District residents will vote on a property tax increase of $3.90 per $1,000 of assessed value to pay for the district’s operating expenses.

 

Lenawee County

Local measures

 

Marquette County 

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Marquette Area Public Schools will decide on issuing $29,220,000 in new debt for capital improvements.
  • (–) Residents in the Republic-Michigamme School District will decide on issuing $4,245,000 in debt for energy conservation and new heating systems.

 

Newaygo County 

Local measures

  • (–) Newaygo Public School District voters will decide on issuing $3,000,000 in new debt for technology upgrades.

 

Oakland County

Local measures

  • (–) Bloomfield Hills residents will vote on a measure seeking to increase the library tax to $0.39 per $1,000 of assessed property value for three years.
  • (+) Voters in Farmington City will face five amendments to their city charter intended to modernize its budget rules, including requiring the city to begin estimating its tax revenue and restrictions on the transfer of tax dollars from one department to another.
  • (–) Residents of Farmington Hills will also vote on an amendment to their city charter, in this case to allow for a 10-year tax increase of 1.7 mills to fund police services.
  • (–) Hazel Park voters will decide on a tax increase of $0.48 per $1,000 of assessed property value to fund the city library.
  • (–) Macomb School District residents will vote on an increase of the property tax to $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed value for special education services.
  • (–) Northville Public School District residents in Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties will decide on a proposal to raise the non-residential property tax from the current $18 per $1,000 of assessed value to $20.91 per $1,000 to fund the district’s general budget.
  • (+) Orchard Lake Village voters will weigh in on a measure to abolish a small portion of roadway at the end of Willow Lane and then sell the vacated road.
  • (–) Voters in Royal Oak will decide on an amendment to the city charter that would implement a five-year, 1 mill tax to pay for garbage services.
  • (–) Sylvan Lake residents will vote on a 10-year, 5 mill tax increase for police and fire services.
  • (–) West Bloomfield Township voters will decide on a tax increase of 2.85 mills for 11 years to fund public safety services.

 

Saginaw County 

Local measures

  • (–) Merrill Community School District voters will decide on issuing $7,755,000 in new debt for capital improvements.

 

Shiawassee County 

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Byron Area School Districts will decide on issuing $13,450,000 in new debt for capital improvements.
  • (–) Laingsburg Community School District voters will decide on issuing $5,850,000 in new debt for technology and transportation upgrades.

 

Van Buren

Local measures

  • (–) Bangor Public School District voters will decide on issuing $8,480,000 in new debt for capital improvements.
  • (–) Voters in the Mattawan School District in Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties will decide on issuing $59,900,000 in new debt for capital improvements. If passed, the measure would increase property taxes 3.4 mills in 2012.

 

Washtenaw County 

Local measures

  • (–) City of Ann Arbor voters will consider Proposal 2 to increase the street and bridge reconstruction levy by $563,000 per year for five years.
  • (–) Milan City voters will decide on levying a new property tax of $0.25 per $1,000 of assessed value for seven years to fund the Public Library budget.
  • (–) Voters in the Napoleon Community Schools District will decide on issuing $21,800,000 in debt for capital improvements. If passed, the measure would increase property taxes by 4.25 mills in 2012.
  • (–) Northville Public School District residents in Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties will decide on a proposal to raise the non-residential property tax from the current $18 per $1,000 of assessed value to $20.91 per $1,000 to fund the district’s general budget.
  • (–) Sylvan Township voters will decide on a proposal to raise property taxes 4.75 mills for 20 years in order to pay the Township’s $5,000,000 obligation to Washtenaw County and pay for the $7,500,000 contract between the county and township for the Sylvan Wastewater System. A further $1,200,000 would be used to pay the Washtenaw County Treasurer for reimbursement of monies advanced in anticipation of sewer fees, which were later voided by court order.

 

Wayne County  

Local measures

  • (–) City of Allen Park voters will decide on imposing a new 3.5-mill public safety levy for five years to pay for police and fire protection.
  • (–) Allen Park residents will also vote on a proposal to enact a new levy to finance a set of existing bonds with outstanding principal totaling $31,025,000. The bonds were initially issued to finance the acquisition of a 104-acre site for film production facilities. The new levy would result in a property tax increase of 3.3 mills in 2012 with an average of 2.3 mills through the duration of the bonds, which mature in 2039.
  • (–) City of Dearborn voters will consider Proposal 1 to raise property taxes $12,250,000 per year for five years for public safety programs.
  • (–) Residents of the City of Dearborn will vote on Proposal 2 to raise taxes $3,500,000 per year for 10 years to fund the public library.
  • (+) City of Dearborn residents will consider Proposal 3, which would eliminate the city’s Civil Service System. Workers are currently covered under eight separate union agreements which take precedence over any civil service protections.
  • (–) Residents of the City of Dearborn Heights will vote on permanently raising local general property taxes by $2.94 per $1,000 of assessed value. New tax dollars would be split between the general operating fund, sanitation obligations and police and fire services.
  • (–) The City of Flat Rocks will vote on raising taxes $656,250 per year for five years to pay for police and fire protection, as well as general fund spending.
  • (–) Garden City residents will vote on a measure that would impose new property taxes totaling $570,000 per year for the establishment and operation of a public library.
  • (–) Voters in Grosse Ile will decide on issuing $6,855,000 in new debt for the purpose of settling a court judgment against the city. The measure would result in a property tax increase of 0.9 mills in 2012.
  • (–) Grosse Ile City voters will also consider whether to impose a new property tax levy of $0.40 per $1,000 of assessed value for ten years for road repair and construction.
  • (–) Northville Public School District residents in Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties will decide on a proposal to raise the non-residential property tax from the current $18 per $1,000 of assessed value to $20.91 per $1,000 to fund the district’s general budget.
  • (–) City of Wyandotte residents will vote on whether or not to impose a new 1.75-mill levy to fund general city operations.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Mississippi

 

Statewide measures

  • (+) Initiative 31 on the statewide ballot would amend the Mississippi Constitution to prohibit the government from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons or private businesses, for 10 years after acquisition. Exemptions are included for drainage and levee facilities, roads, bridges, ports, airports, common carriers, and utilities.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Ohio

 

Statewide measures

  • (+) Issue 2 on the statewide ballot is a referendum on Senate Bill 5 passed by the Legislature. Senate Bill 5 makes long-overdue reforms to costly government union employment practices in Ohio, while helping to get spending under control and making government more accountable to taxpayers. A “Yes” vote upholds the law; a “No” vote overturns it.
  • (+) Issue 3 on the statewide ballot prohibits any law from compelling an individual to participate in a health care system. Additionally, the measure would provide that no law may prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or impose a fine for the sale of health care or insurance.

 

Adams County

  • Voters in Adams County as a whole, in addition to those residing in Brush Creek, Cherry Fork, Green Township, Liberty Township, Manchester Township, Meigs Township, Seaman Village, Wayne Township, and Winchester Township, will decide on renewing 12 levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Adams County Public Library District will decide on a permanent increase of 1 mill to the Public Library levy to subsidize additional and current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in Cherry Fork Village will decide on a new five-year 3.5-mill levy to meet current expenses.
  • (–) Liberty Township voters will consider enactment of a 0.9-mill levy for five years for the cemetery district.
  • (–) Manchester Village residents will vote on passing an additional 2 mills to the current levy for a period of four years for current operating expenses.
  • (–) Ohio Valley Local School District voters will decide on passing a tax of 5.9 mills for a period of five years to avoid an operating deficit.
  • (–) Residents of Peebles Village will vote on a five-year, 2.8 mill levy for police protection.
  • (–) West Union Village residents will consider a measure to pass an additional 2.5-mill levy over five years for street repairs.
  • (–) Residents in Winchester Village will vote on a 3-mill replacement levy to pay for current expenses.

 

Allen County

  • Voters in Allen County as a whole, as well as those residing in Bath, Delphos City, Perry Township, Shawnee Township, and Spencerville will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Monroe Township residents will consider whether to impose a 0.5-mill fire and emergency medical services levy for five years.
  • (–) Residents in the Fort Shawnee Village will decide on imposing an additional 4-mill levy to pay for current expenses for five years.

 

Ashland County

  • Voters in Ashland County, as well as those residing in Ashland City, Hillsdale Local School District, Lucas Local School District, Polk-Jackson-Perry Fire District, Troy Township, and Vermillion Township will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

 

Ashtabula County

  • Voters in Ashtabula Township, Andover Township, Andover Village, Austinberg Township, Denmark Township, Geneva Township, Monroe Township, Morgan Township, Pierpont Township, Richmond Township, Saybrook Township, Sheffield Township, Trumbull Township, Wayne Township, and Windsor Township will decide on renewing 23 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Ashtabula City residents will vote on a measure to lower the credit received against income taxes paid in other municipalities from 100 percent to 50 percent. This would penalize citizens who pay taxes in multiple cities.
  • (–) Ashtabula Township voters, in addition to a 1.5 mill levy extension for emergency medical services, will be asked to raise taxes through another 2.5-mill levy for the same purpose.
  • (–) Residents in the Buckeye Local School District will consider a bond measure to issue $25,350,000 in debt for capital improvements paid for with a 5-mill increase in property taxes.
  • (–) Cherry Valley Township residents will consider a 1.5-mill levy to pay for emergency medical and fire protection services for five years.
  • (–) Conneaut Township Park District voters will decide on a measure to impose for five years a 0.99-mill levy to subsidize operating expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Geneva Area Schools District will vote on raising property taxes 4.95 mills for ten years to pay for the district’s emergency needs.
  • (–) Voters in the Geneva Union Cemeteries District will consider imposing a new 0.5 mill levy for cemetery operations and maintenance.
  • (–) Grand Valley School District residents will vote on a 3.9-mill property tax hike for five years.
  • (–) Voters in Harpersfield Township will decide whether or not to impose a five-year, 1-mill levy for roads and bridges.
  • (–) Residents in the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District will decide whether or not to impose an additional 1-mill levy for five years for equipment.
  • (–) New Lyme Township residents will vote on an additional 0.5-mill levy to pay for cemetery maintenance and operations for five years.
  • (–) Voters in North Kingsville Village will consider a measure to issue $540,000 in bonds for the purchase of a fire truck. The bonds will be financed by a 1.1 mill property tax increase for 10 years.
  • (–) Residents in the Northwest Ambulance District will consider a measure to impose a 2-mill property tax levy to fund emergency medical services for five years.
  • (–) Voters in Saybrook Township will consider raising taxes 1 mill for three years for police protection.
  • (–) Sheffield Township residents will vote on imposing a 0.5-mill levy to pay for cemetery operations for five years.
  • (–) Trumbull Township voters will consider a measure to raise taxes by 2 mills for five years to pay for fire services.
  • (–) Residents in Williamsfield Township will vote on a 2-mill levy to pay for ambulance services for five years.

 

Athens County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Athens County voters will consider enacting a 1 mill property tax levy for 10 years to pay for alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health services.
  • Voters in Athens County as a whole, as well as those residing in Ames Township, Glouster Village, and York Township will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Albany Village residents will decide whether or not to impose for five years a 3-mill levy for street maintenance.
  • (–) Voters in Albany Village will consider a measure to impose a 0.5-mill fire protection levy for five years.
  • (–) Amesville Village voters will decide on a measure to pass a 4-mill levy for five years to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Residents of Bern Township will consider a measure to impose for three years a 1-mill fire protection levy.
  • (–) Canaan Township residents will vote on a 0.5-mill property tax levy to fund cemetery operations for five years.
  • (–) Canaan Township voters will also decide whether to impose for five years a 0.4-mill fire protection levy.
  • (–) Voters in Carthage Township will consider a 3-mill property tax levy for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in Chauncey Village will vote on raising taxes an additional 7.75 mills for police services for five years.
  • (–) Glouster Village voters will decide whether or not to impose for five years a 2-mill levy for street maintenance.
  • (–) Residents in Lodi Township will vote on a five-year, 1-mill levy for fire protection services.

 

Brown County

  • Voters in Brown County as a whole, as well as those residing in Hammersville Village and Mount Orab Village, will decide on renewing three levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (+) Byrd Township residents will vote on a replacement fire protection levy to decrease the rate to 3.5 mills.
  • (–) Voters in Higginsport Village will decide whether or not to impose for five years a 3-mill levy to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Residents of Lewis Township will vote on a five-year a 0.5-mill levy for public safety services.
  • (–) Lewis Township voters will also decide whether or not to impose an additional 1.5-mill levy for five years for road maintenance.
  • (–) Mount Orab Village voters will consider a measure to permanently increase taxes for police services by 1.5 mills.

 

Butler County

  • Voters in Butler County as well as those residing in Hanover Township will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Fairfield City School District will consider an additional permanent 6.5-mill levy for current operating expenses.
  • (–) Lakota Local School District residents will vote on a new permanent property tax of 4.75 mills to pay for current services.
  • (–) Residents in Middletown City will vote on raising taxes by 0.5 mills for 10 years to pay for public health services.
  • (–) Milford Township residents will decide whether or not to impose for five years a 2-mill levy for fire protection services.
  • (–) Voters in Trenton City will decide on permanently raising taxes by 4.5 mills to pay for fire protection services.

 

Carroll County

  • Voters in Carroll County as a whole, as well as those residing in Fox Township, Magnolia Village, Minerva Local School District, Minerva Village, Orange Township, Osnaburg Local School District, Perry Township, Rose Township, and Sherrodsville Village, will decide on renewing 12 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Augusta Township will consider an additional tax of 2.5 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Voters in Loudon Township will decide on a measure to raise taxes 2 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Malvern Village voters will consider an additional tax of 3.1 mills for five years to pay for police protection.
  • (–) Residents in Minerva Local School District will vote on a 10-year, 2.6-mill levy to pay for the district’s emergency requirements.
  • (–) Sandy Valley Local School District residents will decide on a measure to renew for five years a 5.3 mill property tax levy for emergency requirements.
  • (–) Osnaburg Local School District residents will vote on an additional property tax of 11 mills for five years to pay for the district’s ongoing expenses.

 

Champaign County

  • Voters in Champaign County as a whole, as well as those residing in Concord Township, Johnson Township, Mad River, Mutual Village, Northwestern Local School District, Rush Township, and Wayne Township, will decide on renewing 10 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Goshen Township residents will vote on a proposed tax levy of 2 mills for five years in order to provide emergency medical services.
  • (–) Mechanicsburg Village voters will consider passing a 3-mill levy for three years to pay for road repairs.
  • (–) Miami East Local School District residents will vote on replacing the current income tax of 1 percent with a rate of 1.75 percent to pay for the district’s current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Miami Valley Career Technology Center District will decide on passing a 2.18-mill levy for 10 years to pay for the district’s current expenses and improvements to the school buildings.
  • (–) Residents in St. Paris Village will decide on raising a 4-mill levy for five years to pay for drainage system improvements.
  • (–) Voters in Salem Township will consider an additional tax of 2.9 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) Union Township voters will decide on a fire protection levy of 0.5 mills for five years.
  • (–) Residents in Urbana Township will decide on a proposed additional tax of 3.8 mills for four years for fire protection services.

 

Clark County

  • Voters in Clark County as a whole, as well as those residing in Bethel Township, Green Township, Harmony Township, North Hampton Village, Pleasant Township, and Springfield Township will decide on renewing 12 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Clark County Park District will vote on an additional 0.6 mill property tax for five years to fund current spending levels.
  • (–) Residents in Madison Township will vote on an additional 2-mill property tax levy for road and street repairs for five years.
  • (–) Voters in New Carlisle City will consider an additional 2-mill property tax in order to fund street and road repairs.
  • (–) Tecumseh Local School District residents will consider renewing a 2.46-mill levy for five years to fund emergency requirements of the school district. The levy is expected to raise taxes by $712,000 per year.
  • (–) Tremont City Village voters will decide on a proposal to levy an additional tax of 12 mills for five years to pay for current budget expenses.

 

Clermont County

  • Voters in Clermont County as a whole as well as residents of Bethel Village will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Blanchester Local School District will decide on a 1.5-mill levy for five years to fund improvements and renovations to school facilities.
  • (–) Little Miami Local School District voters will consider an additional property tax of 13.95 mills to fund current spending.
  • (–) Monroe Township voters will consider a 3-mill property tax in order to fund fire department services.
  • (–) Monroe Township residents will also vote on a 3-mill property tax in order to fund emergency medical and ambulance services.
  • (–) Milford City residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 10.5 mills to pay for fire protection and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Residents in New Richmond Village will consider raising property taxes 2.5 mills for five years to fund road repairs and construction.
  • (–) Residents in the West Clermont Local School District will decide on an additional tax levy of 7.9 mills for 10 years to fund the emergency requirements of the district.

 

Columbiana County

  • Voters in Butler Township, East Palestine Village, Fairfield Township, Middletown Township, Minerva Village, Salem City, Salineville Village, and Unity Township will decide on renewing 11 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Rogers Village will vote on raising property taxes by 2 mills for five years to fund current spending.
  • (–) Salineville Village residents will vote on raising property taxes by 5 mills for five years to pay for police protection.
  • (–) Salineville Village voters will also consider permanently renewing a 5-mill levy to pay for fire protection services.
  • (–) Residents in the United Local Schools District will vote on raising property taxes by 3.92 mills per year in order to finance a 37-year bond issuance.
  • (–) Wayne Township voters will consider levying for five years, a 3-mill property tax for fire services.
  • (–) Voters in West Township will decide on an additional tax of 2 mills per year for five years to fund road repair projects.
  • (–) West Township residents will vote on a 1-mill fire protection levy for five years.

 

Cuyahoga County

  • Voters in Cuyahoga County as a whole, as well as those residing in Berea City, Gates Mills Village, Independence Local School District, North Randall Village, North Royalton City School District, Solon City, and the Strongsville City School District, will decide on renewing 10 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Bedford City School District will decide on an additional tax levy of 1.2 mills on a continuing basis for general permanent improvements.
  • (–) Berea City School District voters will consider an additional tax levy of 2.5 mills for current expenses
  • (–) Broadview Heights City residents will decide on a Charter Amendment to raise the mill levy limit for fire and emergency medical services from 3.2 mills to 4.2 mills.
  • (+) Brooklyn Heights Village residents will vote on a Charter Amendment to state the Council cannot receive a wage increase if the non-union employees did not receive a wage increase the previous year.
  • (+) Voters in Brooklyn Heights Village will also consider a Charter Amendment to state no Council Member may hold village employment while elected to the Council.
  • (–) Cleveland Heights University School District residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 6.9 mills to fund current spending.
  • (–) Voters in the Cuyahoga Heights Local School District will decide on a measure to raise taxes by an additional 6.9 mills to fund current spending.
  • (–) Residents in the Euclid City School District will consider an additional tax levy of 5.4 mills on a continuing basis for current spending levels.
  • (–) Garfield Heights City School District voters will decide on an additional tax levy of 9 mills, totaling $3,900,000, to fund emergency needs for five years.
  • (–) North Royalton City School District residents will vote on renewing a 4.4-mill emergency needs levy for 10 years. If approved, the measure would raise taxes by $4,395,000.
  • (–) Residents in the Olmsted Falls City School District will vote on an additional tax levy of 2.8 mills for five years.
  • (–) Orange City School District voters will consider a proposal to raise taxes by five mills to pay for current spending.
  • (+) Residents in Richmond Heights City will vote on a Charter Amendment to allow the City Council to enter into agreements with the State of Ohio or its political subdivisions to authorize participation in joint service districts for the sharing or contracting of municipal services.
  • (–) Richmond Heights residents will also vote on a Charter Amendment to reduce from 100 percent to 75 percent the tax credit granted to residents who pay income taxes to another municipality. This would increase the burden on citizens who pay taxes in multiple cities.
  • (–) Voters in the Seven Hills City will consider an additional tax levy of 0.7 mills for two years for garbage collection.
  • (–) Strongsville City School District voters will consider a tax levy renewal of 6 mills on a continuing basis for current expenses.
  • (–) Westlake City voters will decide on a Charter Amendment to renew for an additional five years a 0.9-mill property tax to pay the salaries and benefits of police and firefighters.

 

Defiance County

Local measures

  • (–) The Four County Joint Vocational School District, encompassing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties, will ask voter to approve a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for “general improvements”.

 

Delaware County

  • Voters in Delaware County as a whole, as well as those residing in the Elgin and Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School Districts, will decide on renewing three separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Buckeye Valley Local School District voters will consider imposing a 0.5 percent tax on earned income to pay for current spending.
  • (–) Residents in the Delaware City School District will vote on an additional tax of 8.3 mills for five years for emergency needs.
  • (–) The Dublin City School District will put a debt and tax issue to the voters authorizing $25,000,000 in bonds paid for by a 0.77 mill levy increase for 15 years. Additionally, voters will decide on another permanent levy of 7.2 mills for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Northridge Local School District will decide on imposing a 1percent income tax for five years to subsidize the district’s current spending levels.
  • (–) Oxford Township residents will consider a tax of 1.2 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Scioto Township residents will be asked to pass an additional tax levy of 0.2 mills for two years for operation and maintenance of a cemetery.
  • (–) Voters in Scioto Township will also decide on a tax levy of 0.2 mills for two years for parks and recreation purposes.
  • (–) The Selover Public Library will ask voters for an additional property tax of 0.75 mills for five years to subsidize the library’s current budget.
  • (–) Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 1.3 mills for 10 years to purchase a site for school enlargement.
  • (–) Residents in the Westerville City School District will vote on a permanent income tax hike of 0.5percentage points as well as an additional 4.06-mill property tax increase to address the district’s current overspending issues.
  • (–) The Westerville Public Library will ask voters to pass a 0.8-mill levy, and an additional 1.2 mill levy increase, for a new permanent rate of 2 mills for current spending levels.

 

Erie County

  • Voters residing in Bay View Village, Berlin Village, Berlin Heights Village, Groton Village, Kelleys Island Village, and the Monroeville Local School District will decide on renewing eight separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Bellevue City will vote on a 1-mill property tax levy to fund the parks and recreation department for five years.
  • (–) Voters in the Florence-Vermilion River Ambulance District will consider a five-year 1-mill property tax to pay for emergency medical services.
  • (–) Lorain County Joint Vocational School District voters will consider a 1.75-mill property tax for 10 years to finance current spending levels.
  • (–) Margaretta residents will vote on an additional 1-mill property tax for five years to fund road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Vermilion Local School District will consider a bond issue authorizing $33,000,000 in new debt financed by a new 3.9-mill levy increase for 37 years. Funds would be used for constructing, renovating, and equipping facilities.

 

Fairfield County

  • Voters in Fairfield County as a whole and those residing in the Fairfield Union Local School District will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in Baltimore Village will decide on a proposed additional tax levy of 4 mills for four years for police protection.
  • (–) Residents in the Canal Winchester Local School District will decide on a proposed bond issue of $5,830,000 in new debt financed by a tax of 13.38 mills over three years to cover emergency needs.
  • (–) Voters in Fairfield County will decide a proposed additional tax levy of 0.4 mills over 10 years for historical parks.
  • (–) Lancaster City voters will consider an additional tax levy of 2.9 mills for 10 years for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in Lancaster City will vote on a proposed income tax increase of 0.25 percent for five years for operating expenses.
  • (–) Lancaster City School District voters will decide on a bond issue authorizing $61,550,000 in new debt financed by a property tax levy of 3.6 mills over 37 years.
  • (–) Residents in Madison Township will vote on a proposed permanent additional property tax levy of 2 mills for road improvements.
  • (–) Reynoldsburg City voters will decide on a permanent income tax increase of 1 percentage point, to a total of 2.5 percent, for ongoing spending.
  • (–) Teays Valley Local School District voters will decide on a proposed doubling of the income tax to 1.5 percent for current expenses.
  • (–) Thurston Village residents will consider a permanent additional property tax levy of 7 mills for police protection.
  • (–) Walnut Township Local School District residents will vote on a proposed bond measure to issue $250,000 in debt. The bonds would be paid for by a 1.9-mill property tax levy over five years.

 

Fayette County

  • Voters in Fayette County as a whole, as well as residents of Jefferson Village and Paint Township, will decide on renewing three separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Greenview Local School District will vote on a permanent annual income tax hike of 0.5 percentage points.
  • (–) Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services will ask voters to approve a 1-mill property tax levy for ten years to support current spending levels.
  • (–) Perry Township voters will consider raising property taxes by 1.4 mills for five years to pay for fire protection services.
  • (–) Voters in the Plains Local School District will consider an additional property tax of 1 mill to support current spending levels.

 

Franklin County

  • Voters in Franklin County as a whole as well as those residing in Mifflin Township will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) The City of Bexley, in order to fund increased spending on general operations, is proposing an income tax hike of 0.5 percentage points, for a total rate of 2.5 percent as well as a reduction in the credit for income taxes paid in other municipalities from 80 percent to 65 percent.
  • (+) Voters in the Canal Winchester Local School District will decide on a proposal to renew for three years the emergency needs levy, at a lower rate of 13.38 mills. 
  • (–) Dublin City School District will put a debt and tax issue to the voters authorizing $25,000,000 in bonds paid for by a 0.77 mill levy increase for 15 years. Additionally, voters will decide on another permanent levy of 7.2 mills for current expenses.
  • (–) The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities will ask voters for a 3.5-mill property tax levy for six years to support community programs and services to children and adults with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities.
  • (–) Hilliard City School District voters will decide on an additional property tax of 5.9 mills.
  • (–) Residents in Jefferson Township will vote on raising property taxes an additional 2 mills for five years to pay for current spending.
  • (–) Residents in the Groveport Madison Local School District will decide on a levy of 14.04 mills for five years. If approved, the measure will generate $11,839,000 in taxes to cover the district’s budget imbalance.
  • (–) Minerva Park Village voters will decide a measure to approve a 3.2-mill property tax levy for five years to fund current expenses.
  • (–) The Mt. Sterling Public Library will ask voters for an additional 1-mill property tax levy for five years for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the New Albany Plain Local Joint Park District will vote on permanently raising the current 0.75-mill levy to support public recreation and community centers to 1 mill.
  • (–) Residents in Reynoldsburg City will vote on a 1percent income tax hike in order to fund increased municipal spending.
  • (–) Teays Valley Local School District voters will decide on a proposed income tax hike of 0.75 percent, to 1.5 percent, for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Westerville City School District will vote on a permanent income tax hike of 0.5 percent and an additional 4.06-mill property tax increase to address the district’s current overspending issues.
  • (–) The Westerville Public Library will ask voters to pass a 0.8-mill levy, alongside an additional 1.2-mill levy increase, for a new permanent rate of 2 mills for current spending levels.

 

Fulton County

  • Voters in Fulton County as a whole, as well as residents of Royalton Township, will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Clinton Township voters will decide on an additional 0.35-mill levy for maintenance and operation of Wauseon Union Cemetery.
  • (–) Residents of the Evergreen Local School District will vote on a 0.25 percentage point income tax increase for five years to fund current spending levels.
  • (–) The Four County Joint Vocational School District, encompassing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties, will ask voter to approve a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for “general improvements”.
  • (–) Residents in Metamora Village will decide on additional property taxes totaling 0.5 mills for five years in order to cover the operating expenses of the park fund.
  • (–) Pike-Delta-York Local School District voters will consider an additional 5.99-mill levy for three years to fund the district.
  • (–) The Swanton Public Library will ask voters to approve an additional 1-mill levy for current expenses.
  • (–) The Wauseon Public Library will ask voters to raise property taxes by 1 mill for five years to fund ongoing spending.

 

Greene County

  • Voters in Greene County as a whole, as well as those residing in the communities of Bellbrook City, Bowersville Village, Jefferson Township, and Spring Valley Township will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Beavercreek City School District will consider raising property taxes 6.7 mills.
  • (–) Bellbrook City residents will vote on a measure to impose an additional 1-mill property tax for police services.           
  • (–) Cedarville Township and Village residents will vote on an additional 1-mill property tax levy for fire services.   
  • (–) Residents in Fairborn City will vote on imposing an additional 4.4-mill property tax to fund fire services.            
  • (–) Fairborn voters will also consider an additional 4.4-mill property tax to pay for police protection.              
  • (–) Residents in the Greeneview Local School District will vote on raising earned income taxes by 0.5percent.
  • (–) New Jasper Township voters will consider a 1.5-mill roads levy.
  • (–) Voters in the Spring Valley Village will decide on a measure imposing a 2.3-mill property tax to fund current spending.
  • (–) Sugarcreek Township residents will vote on imposing a 1.4-mill property tax levy to fund road repairs.              
  • (–) Xenia Township voters will decide on a 0.9-mill roads levy.
  • (–) Residents in the Xenia Community City School District will vote on an additional 4.8-mill property tax.

 

Guernsey County

  • Voters in Liberty Township, Oxford Township, and Salesville will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in Byesville Village will decide on a fire and ambulance levy of 0.5 mills for five years.
  • (–) Center Township voters will decide on raising property taxes by 0.5 mills, to a total of 1 mill, for road repairs.
  • (–) East Guernsey Local School District voters will consider a measure to levy an additional property tax of 8.62 mills, for a total tax increase of roughly $1,000,000.
  • (–) The Guernsey County Health Department will ask voters to approve a 0.5-mill levy for 10 years to fund ongoing operation costs.
  • (–) Residents of Jackson Township will vote on an additional property tax of 0.5 mills for five years to cover current spending levels.
  • (–) Residents of Knox Township will vote on a replacement levy of 0.5 mills for garbage and refuse collection.
  • (–) The Knox Township Cemetery will ask voters for a 0.5-mill levy for five years.
  • (–) Lore City Village voters will consider two levies intended to fund current spending: one of 3.25 mills, the other of 5 mills.
  • (–) Voters in the Rolling Hills Local School District will decide on a measure approving a $1,400,000 levy to underwrite spending in the district.
  • (–) Residents of Washington Township will vote on a 1-mill fire services levy.
  • (–) Westland Township residents will vote on a 0.4-mill fire services levy.

 

Hamilton County

  • Voters in Hamilton County as a whole, as well as those residing in the Addyston Village, Cheviot City, Golf Manor Village, Green Township, Greenhills Village, Lincoln Heights, Lockland Village, Mariemont Village, Miami Township, Mount Healthy City, North Bend Village, North College Hill City, and Terrace Park Village will decide on renewing 18 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Addyston Village residents will consider imposing a permanent earned income tax rate of 0.5 percent.
  • (–) Arlington Heights Village residents will vote on a proposed property tax of 2 mills in order to fund police services.
  • (+) Cincinnati City residents will decide on a Charter Amendment to prohibit the City from levying any tax for garbage collection.
  • (+) Voters in Cincinnati City will also consider a Charter Amendment to prohibit the City from appropriating any money for the design or construction of a streetcar system.
  • (–) Residents in the Cincinnati City School District will consider raising property taxes by 7.95 mills on a continuing basis for general improvements.
  • (–) Voters in the Columbia Township-Silverton Fire District will decide on a question of raising property taxes by 3.5 mills for fire services.
  • (+) Voters in Greenhills Village will consider a Charter Amendment requiring open meetings of the Council and Committees of the Council.
  • (–) Residents in Lincoln Heights Village will consider a proposed tax levy renewal of 4.5 mills and an increase of another 1.4 mills for five years for garbage and refuse collection.
  • (–) Voters in the Madeira City School District will decide on a measure raising an additional tax levy of 6.9 mills to pay for current spending.
  • (–) Milford City voters will decide on an additional property tax levy of 10.5 mills for three years for fire and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Mount Healthy City School District residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 7.65 mills on a continuing basis for current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Northwest Local School District will consider a bond and tax levy measure which would issue $44,000,000 in debt paid over a period of 37 years with a tax of 1.57 mills. The measure would also impose another tax levy of 3.5 mills to pay for current spending.

 

Hardin County

  • Voters in Hardin County as a whole, as well as the communities of Cessna and Liberty Townships, will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Ada Exempted Village School District will vote on raising the income tax by an additional 1.25 percentage points for five years to pay for current spending.
  • (–) The Ada Public Library will ask voters for an additional tax levy of 1 mill for five years to subsidize its expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Kenton City School District will vote on a bond issue and tax measure which would create $13,605,000 in new debt financed by a tax of 4.35 mills over 28 years. The measure would also levy another property tax of 0.5 mills for site acquisition and enlargement.
  • (–) Mt. Victory Village voters will consider implementing a permanent income tax rate of 1 percent to pay for current levels of spending.
  • (–) Northern Hardin County Fire District residents will vote on raising property taxes by an additional 3 mills.
  • (–) Riverdale School District voters will consider imposing an additional income tax of 0.5 percent for three years to pay for current budget levels.

 

Henry County

  • Voters in Deshler Village, Harrison Township, and Pleasant Township will decide on renewing three separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) The Four County Joint Vocational School District, encompassing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties, will ask voter to approve a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for “general improvements”.
  • (–) Freedom Township residents will vote on an additional levy of 1.5 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) The Henry County General Health District will ask voters to replace an existing 1.2-mill tax with one of 1.4 mills for 10 years for the Henry County Health Department.
  • (–) Residents in the Patrick Henry Local School District will vote on an additional 6.5 mills, a tax increase totaling $704,400, for three years to fund current spending levels.

 

Holmes County

  • Voters in Holmes County as a whole, as well as residents of Holmesville Village, Paint Township, Prairie Township, Richland Township, and Saltcreek Township, will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the East Holmes Local School District will consider the district’s request for $1,500,000 in “emergency” funds. The measure would levy an additional property tax of 3.82 mills for five years.
  • (–) Residents of Millersburg Village will vote on a proposed ordinance to raise the municipal income tax rate from 1 percent to 1.5 percent to finance increased general operations spending.    

 

Jefferson County

  • Voters in Dillonvale Village, Mount Pleasant Village, Richmond Village, Salem Township, Toronto City, and Wayne Township will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are an extension of existing taxes and do not represent a net increase in taxpayer burden.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Bergholz Village will vote on an additional levy of 2 mills for five years for ambulance and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Edison Local School District residents will vote on permanently imposing an additional levy of 9.45 mills.
  • (–) Jefferson County voters will consider a measure to impose a levy of 1.5 mills for five years for 911 systems.
  • (–) Residents in the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School District will vote on increasing property taxes by an additional 1 mill to subsidize the district’s current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in Wells Township will consider approval of an additional 1-mill property tax levy for road repairs.

 

Knox County

  • Voters in Centerburg Village, Liberty Township, Monroe Township, Morgan Township, Mount Vernon City School District, Pike Township, and Pleasant Township will decide on renewing seven separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) The Central Ohio Joint Fire District will ask voters for approval of an additional 7.9 mills to fund fire and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Clear Fork Valley School District residents will vote on imposing a permanent 1 percent income tax to pay for ongoing spending.
  • (–) College Township residents will vote on a property tax measure to fund fire and emergency medical services through a 4-mill levy for five years.
  • (–) Danville Village voters will consider a measure to fund the local parks and recreation budget with a property tax levy of 1 mill for five years.
  • (–) Residents in the East Knox School District will vote on raising property taxes an additional 5 mills for five years to fulfill the school district’s “emergency needs” request.
  • (–) The Fredericktown Community Joint Ambulance District will ask voters for approval of a 1-mill replacement levy to fund emergency services for five years.
  • (–) Fredericktown Local School District voters will decide on a measure to impose an income tax of 0.5 percent on district residents for five years.
  • (–) Residents in the North Fork School District will vote on a measure to raise taxes by 6.4 mills to meet the district’s “emergency” requirements.
  • (–) Northridge School District voters will consider a measure to raise the earned income tax rate by 1 percent for five years to fund current expenses.
  • (–) Utica Village residents will vote on a measure to increase property taxes an additional 8 mills for three years to fund current spending levels.

 

Lawrence County

  • Voters in Proctorville Village and Upper Township will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Athalia Village will consider approval of a 2-mill increase in property tax levies in order to fund ongoing expenses.
  • (–) Athalia Village residents will also vote on an additional levy of 1 mill for fire protection.
  • (–) Lawrence County residents will vote on an additional 1-mill tax for senior citizens services.

 

Licking County

  • Voters in Liberty and Washington Townships will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in Bowling Green Township will consider a replacement levy of 1 mill for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) Residents in the East Knox School District will vote on imposing an additional 5 mills for five years for emergency requirements.
  • (–) Franklin Township residents will vote on a permanent property tax levy of 2 mills for fire protection.
  • (–) Franklin Township voters will also consider a permanent levy of 2 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in Hanover Village will vote to impose a 1-mill property tax levy for three years for fire protection & emergency medical services.
  • (–) Hanover Village voters will also decide on approval for a replacement levy of 1.5 mills for three years for fire protection and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Hanover Township residents will vote on a 1-mill property tax levy for fire services.
  • (–) Voters in Hartford Township will consider a measure to levy a property tax of 2 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Licking County voters will consider a measure to approve an additional 0.1 mill for five years for soil and water conservation programs.
  • (–) Residents in Mary Ann Township will vote on a replacement levy of 1.5 mills for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) McKean Township residents will vote on raising property taxes an additional 2 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) The New Albany Plain Local Joint Park District will ask voters to approve both a replacement levy of 0.75 mills and a permanent increase of 0.25 mills for acquiring, maintaining, and operating recreational facilities.
  • (–) Voters in Newton Township will consider approval of an additional 3 mills for five years for fire services.
  • (–) Residents in the North Fork School District will vote on a measure to raise taxes by 6.4 mills to meet the district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Northridge School District voters will consider a measure to raise the earned income tax rate by 1 percentage point for five years to fund current expenses.
  • (–) The Pataskala Public Library will ask voters to renew the existing 0.5-mill levy in addition to a 0.25-mill increase for five years to fund current expenses.
  • (–) Perry Township residents will vote on a 1-mill property tax levy for fire services.
  • (–) Reynoldsburg City voters will decide on a permanent income tax increase of 1 percentage point, to a total of 2.5percent, for ongoing spending.
  • (–) Residents in Washington Township will vote on an additional 1.5 mills for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) Utica Village residents will vote on a measure to increase property taxes an additional 8 mills for three years to subsidize current spending levels.

 

Logan County

  • Voters in Logan County as a whole and residents of Bellefontaine City, Rushsylvania Village, and Zanesfield Village will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Bellefontaine City School District residents will vote on a 4.4-mill levy renewal for five years in order to fund the school district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Residents in Bokescreek Township will consider a property tax levy of 2 mills for five years in order to fund fire and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Jefferson Township residents will vote on imposing a property tax levy of 0.4 mills for five years to fund cemetery maintenance and operations.
  • (–) Quincy Village residents will vote on levying a 2-mill property tax for five years to subsidize current spending.
  • (–) Voters in West Liberty Village will consider approval of a 5-mill property tax levy to subsidize current expenses.

 

Lorain County

  • Voters in the Erie County Health District (comprising parts of Erie and Lorain Counties), as well as the Herrick Memorial Library District, Oberlin City, and Strongsville, will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Amherst Township residents will vote on an additional tax of 1 mill for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Avon Local School District will decide a bond measure which would result in higher property taxes of 2.25 mills for 32 years for capital improvements.
  • (–) Black River Local School District residents will vote on a measure to raise the earned income tax rate by 0.75 percentage points for five years to pay for current spending levels.
  • (–) Black River voters will also consider approval of an additional 3.9 mills for five years for emergency purposes.
  • (–) Residents in the Clearview Local School District will consider renewal of a 6.15-mill property tax levy for five years to fund the school district’s emergency needs.
  • (–) Columbia Township voters will consider approval of a 0.5-mill property tax increase for police services.
  • (–) Residents in Lorain City will consider an additional 1-mill levy for four years for fire services.
  • (–) Lorain City School District residents will vote on a measure to permanently increase the district’s income tax rate by 1.5 percentage points.
  • (–) Lorain County residents will vote on a countywide sales tax measure to increase the rate 0.25 percent for five years in order to provide funding for criminal justice services.
  • (–) The Lorain County Joint Vocational School will ask voters to replace the existing millage levy with a tax of 1.75 mills for 10 years to cover current operating expenses.
  • (–) North Ridgeville City School District residents will vote on an additional 4.9 mills for 10 years for “emergency needs”.
  • (–) Residents in the Oberlin City School District will consider approval, for five years, of an additional 4.88-mill property tax to fund the district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Olmstead Falls School District voters will consider a measure to raise property taxes by 2.8 mills for five years for general improvements.
  • (–) Vermillion Local School District residents will vote on a bond issue which would increase property taxes by 3.98 mills for 37 years for construction needs.

 

Mahoning County

  • Voters in Mahoning County as a whole, as well as residents of Austintown Township, Boardman Township, Fairfield Township, Green Township, Poland Village, Salem City, and Springfield Township, will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Austintown Township will vote on an additional 0.5 mill levy to support senior citizen services.
  • (–) Canfield Local School District residents will vote on a measure to raise property taxes by $2,750,000 in order to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Jackson Township voters will consider approval of an additional 1.5 mill tax for five years in order to provide fire protection services.
  • (–) Middletown Village voters will be asked to authorize a property tax of 2 mills for five years to fund police services.
  • (+) Poland Village residents will vote on a referendum petition to repeal the village storm water ordinance which was approved in December of 2010. The approved ordinance would set a rate for residential properties and would base the utility fee for commercial businesses on their square footage. The money generated from the utility tax would go towards maintaining the water system. As a result of the referendum petition, the village has tabled the plan to establish the storm water project and has not collected the fee which was supposed to have started in January, though the village council has made up a list of items which would be funded by the fee if it does get implemented.

 

Marion County

  • Voters in Elgin Local School District, Green Camp Village, Pleasant Township, Marion City School District, Pleasant Local School District, Prospect Village, Ridgedale Local School District, Salt Rock Township, Scioto Valley Joint Fire District, and Tri-Rivers Local School District will decide on renewing 11 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (+) Marion County voters will decide on a measure to repeal the county’s 1.5 percent sales tax.
  • (–) Residents in the River Valley Local School District will vote to approve an additional 1.5-mill property tax levy for five years.
  • (–) The Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District will ask voters to raise property taxes by 0.5 mills for ten years for general improvements.
  • (–) Voters in Turning Point will consider approval of an additional 0.5-mill property tax levy for five years to provide funding for the crime victim assistance program.

 

Medina County

  • Voters in Medina County as a whole, as well as those residing in the communities of Chatham Township, Guilford Township, Litchfield Township, Liverpool Township, Lodi Village, Montville Township, and York Township, will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Black River Local School District voters will consider imposing a 0.75 percent income tax on district residents for five years in order to fund current expenses.
  • (–) Black River Local School District residents will also vote on an additional property tax increase of 3.8 mills for five years for emergency purposes.
  • (–) Residents in Brunswick City will vote on a measure to increase property taxes by an additional 2.7 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Buckeye Local School District will vote on an additional 7.9 mills for five years for emergency requirements.
  • (–) Medina City School District residents will consider imposing a permanent earned income tax rate of 0.5 percent to subsidize current spending.
  • (–) Voters in Sharon Township will decide on approval of a 1 mill levy for five years for fire and rescue operations.
  • (–) Voters in the Wadsworth City School District will decide on a measure imposing an additional 4.9-mill property tax levy to subsidize current spending.
  • (–) Westfield Township residents will vote on raising property taxes an additional 2.5 mills to fund fire and rescue operations.

 

Montgomery County

  • Voters in Englewood, German Township, Greene County Vocational School District, Jefferson Local School District, Kettering City School District, Oakwood, Tri-County North Local School District, and Trotwood will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Beavercreek City School District will consider a property tax increase of 6.7 mills for five years to fund the district’s “emergency needs”.
  • (–) Carlisle Local School District residents will vote on an income tax and bond measure which would impose a permanent income tax rate of 0.75 percent and issue $28,045,000 in new debt repaid over 37 years by raising property taxes 8.53 mills.
  • (–) Centerville City School District voters will decide on a measure to increase property taxes by 0.3 mills to a total of 3 mills to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Huber Heights School District will vote on increasing taxes by 8 mills.
  • (–) Mad River Local School District voters will consider an additional property tax levy of 5.9 mills.
  • (–) Miami Township residents will vote on a 3.65-mill property tax levy for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) The Miami Valley Career Technology Center District will ask voters to approve a replacement levy of 2.18 mills for 10 years.
  • (–) Voters in the Northmont City School District will decide on a bond and tax measure which would issue $54,966,000 in debt to be repaid over 38 years with a 4.2-mill property tax. The measure would also impose a permanent 1.7-mill levy for site acquisition and enlargement.
  • (–) Residents in the Northridge Local School District will vote on a permanent 6.95-mill tax increase to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Trotwood-Madison City School District will consider raising taxes by 4 mills to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Vandalia-Butler City School District residents will vote on an additional permanent 6.99-mill levy to subsidize current expenses
  • (–) Verona Village voters will decide on two measures to levy property taxes of 1.9 mills for four years and 2 mills for five years to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in Verona Village will also vote on a 1 mill property tax increase for police personnel costs.
  • (–) Residents in the West Carrollton City School District will decide on a measure to permanently raise taxes by 2.25 mills to subsidize current expenses.

 

Morgan County

  • Voters in Morgan County as a whole, as well as those residing in the communities of Bloom Township, Bristol Township, Homer Township, Malta Township, Manchester, Meigsville, Morgan Township, Stockport, and Windsor Township, will decide on renewing 14 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents of Chesterhill Village will vote on a property tax levy of 2 mills for five years in order to fund fire protection services.
  • (–) Manchester Township voters will consider approval of an additional 1-mill property tax increase for five years to fund parks and recreation facilities.
  • (–) Voters in Marion Township will decide on a measure to levy a 2-mill property tax for five years for fire protection services.
  • (–) Residents in Penn Township will vote on raising taxes by 1 mill in order to fund the maintenance of a cemetery.
  • (–) Penn Township voters will also consider an additional tax of 1 mill for five years in order to pay for fire protection.
  • (–) Residents in Windsor Township will vote on raising property taxes by 0.5 mills in order to subsidize current operating expenses.

 

Muskingum County

  • Voters in Muskingum County as a whole, as well as residents of Blue Rock Township, Cass Township, Licking Township, Muskingum Township, Philo Village, Rolling Hills Local School District, and Roseville Village, will decide on renewing eight separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Dresden Village voters will decide on imposing a new 1-mill property tax in order to fund cemetery maintenance and operations.
  • (–) Jackson Township voters will decide on levying an additional 0.25-mill tax to support recreational activities.
  • (–) Voters in Jackson Township will also consider imposing an additional property tax of 0.5 mills for cemetery maintenance.
  • (–) Licking Township residents will vote on a measure to levy additional property taxes of 0.5 mills for road repairs.
  • (–) Monroe Township voters will decide on a measure to raise taxes by 4 mills for five years to pay for street repairs.
  • (–) Residents in South Zanesville Village will consider a measure to raise property taxes 2.5 mills for five years to fund fire services.
  • (–) Voters in Springfield Township will consider approval of a property tax levy of 0.7 mills for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) Residents of Washington Township will vote to consider approval of a 1-mill property tax for five years to fund fire services.

 

Ottawa County

  • Voters in Ottawa County as a whole, as well as residents of Clay Township, Port Clinton, and Put-in-Bay Township, will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (+) Allen Township residents will vote on a replacement levy of 0.47 mills, decreased from the current rate of 0.6 mills, for five years in order to maintain and operate cemeteries.
  • (–) Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District voters will consider raising property taxes by 3.9 mills for five years to provide for the district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Residents in the Genoa Area Local School District will vote on a permanent replacement levy which increases the rate to 1.6 mills for improvements. 
  • (–) Lake Local School District voters will consider an additional property tax levy of 4.75 mills for five years in order to subsidize current spending.
  • (–) Residents in the Woodmore Local School District will vote on a bond measure to issue $19,500,000 in new debt, paid for by a tax of 6.95 mills for 37 years, for the construction of a new elementary and middle school.

 

Pickaway County

  • Voters in Commercial Point will decide on renewing one levy that is an extension of existing taxes and does not represent a net increase in the current taxpayer burden.

Local measures

  • (–) The Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health District will ask voters to approve a tax levy of 1 mill for 10 years to fund current operations.
  • (–) The Southwest Pickaway Fire District will ask voters to approve a tax levy of 2 mills for five years.
  • (–) Tarlton Village residents will vote on a measure to approve a replacement levy with a 1-mill increase, for a total of 2 mills, for five years in order to fund current operating expenses.
  • (–) Teays Valley Local School District voters will decide on a proposed doubling of the income tax to 1.5 percent to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) The Tri-County Joint Fire District will ask for voter approval of a replacement levy of 2.5 mills for five years.
  • (–) Residents in Scioto Township will vote on increasing property taxes by 4.6 mills to pay for fire and emergency medical services.

 

Portage County

  • Voters in Portage County as a whole, as well as those residing in the Aurora City School District, Brady Lake Village, Crestwood Local School District, Franklin Township, Maplewood, Paris Township, Randolph Township, and the Streetsboro City School District, will decide on renewing 10 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Field Local School District will vote on a combined additional tax levy of 6 mills to fund improvements.
  • (–) Voters in the Lake Local School District will decide a bond and tax issue. The measure would impose new property taxes of 1.8 mills for 28 years to finance new debt and approve a permanent 0.5-mill tax increase for general building improvements.
  • (–) The Maplewood Career Center will ask voters to approve a measure imposing a 3-mill levy for 10 years.
  • (–) Portage County Library District residents will vote on an additional 1-mill tax levy for five years.
  • (–) Reed and Kent Library District voters will be asked to approve a five year, 1.5-mill tax and a permanent 1.8-mill tax, respectively, to subsidize current operations.
  • (–) Stow-Munroe Falls City School District residents will vote on a 6.57-mill tax levy increase for 10 years for “emergency” requirements.
  • (–) Residents in the Waterloo Local School District will vote on permanently raising property taxes an additional 5 mills.

 

Preble County

  • Voters in Preble County as a whole, in addition to residents of Harrison Township, Jackson Township, and Somers Township, will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Twin Township voters will decide on approval of a 2-mill tax levy to fund emergency services.
  • (–) Washington Township residents will vote on imposing an additional 1-mill levy for five years to fund ambulance services.

 

Putnam County

  • Voters in Putnam County as a whole, in addition to residents of Blanchard Township, Continental Village, Miller City, Palmer Township, Perry Township, Union Township, will decide on renewing seven separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Belmore Village voters will decide on approval of a higher levy of $0.60 per $1,000 of assessed property value for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents of Greensburg Township will decide on a measure to approve a tax levy to fund road repairs.
  • (–) Voters in Ottawa Village will consider a proposed municipal income tax of 1.65 percent for residents.
  • (–) Residents in the Patrick Henry Local School District will vote on an additional tax of $0.65 per $1,000 of assessed property value for three years.
  • (–) West Leipsic Village residents will vote on a proposed tax levy of $0.10 per $1,000 of assessed property value for fire services.

 

Richland County

  • Voters in Richland County as a whole, in addition to residents of Ashland, Butler Township, Jefferson Township, Lexington School District, Lucas Local School District, Perry Township, Plymouth-Shiloh School District, and the Shelby School District, will decide on renewing 10 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Clear Fork Valley Local School District will vote on imposing a 1 percent tax on earned income in order to subsidize operating expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Lexington Local School District will decide on raising property taxes by 7.65 mills for five years to fund the school’s “emergency needs”.
  • (–) Lucas Village voters will consider imposing a permanent income tax rate of 1 percent to fund road repairs.
  • (–) Madison Township voters will decide on approving an additional 2-mill tax levy for road repairs.
  • (–) Sharon Township residents will vote on an additional 2-mill tax levy for five years for fire maintenance and protection.

 

Ross County

  • Voters in Bainbridge and Springfield will decide on renewing two separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Frankfort Village will vote on a 1.8-mill tax levy for five years to subsidize current operating expenses.
  • (–) The Ross County Health District will ask voters to approve a tax levy of 1 mill for five years to pay for its health program.

 

Sandusky County

  • Voters in Green Creek Township, Madison Township, Old Fort, and York Township will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Bellevue City voters will consider a 1-mill property tax to last five years, intended for parks and recreational purposes. 
  • (–) Clyde-Green Springs School District residents will consider approval of a 4.9-mill tax levy for years to subsidize current spending levels.
  • (–) Voters in Helena Village will decide on a measure imposing a five-year tax levy of 2 mills for current expenses.
  • (–) Scott Township voters will decide whether to increase the 0.5-mill tax levy for garbage collection to 0.6 mills and renew it for five years.
  • (–) Residents in the Woodmore School District will vote on a tax of 6.95 mills for 37 years to fund construction and general improvements.       

 

Stark County

  • Voters in Jackson Township, Lawrence Township, Magnolia Village, Marlboro Township, Minerva Village, the Quad Ambulance District, and Sandy Valley School District will decide on renewing nine separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Beach City Village residents will vote on increasing the village income tax to a total of 1.5 percent. Additional revenues would be used to subsidize increased general operations spending.
  • (–) Voters in Brewster Village will consider a measure to increase the municipal income tax to a total of 1.33 percent for five years to finance spending on village street and sewer systems.
  • (–) Canton City School District voters will decide on approval of an additional 7.9-mill tax to subsidize current district expenses.
  • (–) Residents in East Canton Village will vote on a measure to increase the municipal income tax to a total of 2 percent of income to pay for current expenses.
  • (–) Residents in the Lake Local School District will vote on a bond and tax levy measure. A total of $12,780,000 in new debt will be issued for the improvement of a school district building. To pay off the debt, a property tax of 1.8 mills would be imposed for 28 years and the measure also includes a permanent 0.5-mill tax increase to fund general improvements.
  • (–) Lake Township residents will vote to impose a permanent 4.5-mill property tax in order to fund the expansion of the Township police district.
  • (–) Residents in the Osnaburg Local School District will vote on imposing an additional 11-mill tax levy to offset current spending levels.
  • (–) Residents in Pike Township will vote on an additional 1.5-mill tax levy for five years to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in Plains Township will consider a 2.25-mill tax levy to fund police protection.
  • (–) Stark County voters will decide on a measure to increase the countywide sales tax by 0.5 percent for 8 years to pay for criminal justice services.
  • (–) Residents in Washington Township will vote on raising property taxes by an additional 0.5 mills for five years for current expenses.
  • (–) Waynesburg Village voters will consider a proposal to raise property taxes by 2 mills for police purposes.

 

Summit County

  • Voters in Aurora City School District, Bath Township, Boston Heights, Copley-Fairlawn, Copley Township, Coventry Township, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center District, Maplewood Career Center District, Norton City, Norton City School District, and the Summit County Disabilities District will decide on renewing 14 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (+) Residents of Akron will vote on a proposed Charter Amendment to permit public speaking in Council meetings.
  • (–) Voters in the Akron City School District will vote on a property tax increase of 5.5 mills for current expenses.
  • (–) Barberton City School District voters will decide on a proposed additional tax levy of 8.74 mills for five years to fund the district’s “emergency requirements”.
  • (–) Coventry Township voters will decide on a proposed tax increase 1 mill for five years for police services.
  • (–) Residents in Coventry Township will also consider an increase of 0.5 mills to the current 1-mill road repair levy for five years.
  • (–) Lakemore Village residents will vote on a measure to raise the municipal income tax from 2 percent to 2.25 percent.
  • (–) Residents in the Nordonia Hills City School District will vote on a permanent 5-mill tax increase to pay for ongoing expenses.
  • (–) Residents in Peninsula Village will vote on a proposed doubling of the income tax to 2 percent.
  • (–) The Portage County District Library will ask voters to approve a permanent 1-mill tax levy for continuing expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will consider a proposed tax increase of 6.57 mills for 10 years to fund “emergency” district requirements.
  • (–) Residents of the Woodridge Local School District will vote on an additional property tax levy of 5.88 mills for 10 years in order to fund the district’s emergency requirements.

 

Trumbull County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Trumbull County residents will vote on a measure to raise taxes by 0.23 mills for one year to fund maintenance and operations of the county fairgrounds.
  • (–) Trumbull County voters will also consider an additional 0.5-mill levy for five years to help fund transportation services.
  • Voters in Bazetta Township, Braceville Township, Cortland City, Girard City, Kinsman Township, Lakeville Local School District, Liberty Township, Mecca Township, Mesopotamia Township, and Vienna Township will decide on renewing 17 separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) The Bristol Public Library will ask voters to approve an additional permanent 1-mill levy to subsidize its spending.
  • (–) Residents of the Cardinal Local School District will vote on a proposed additional levy of 4.5 mills for three years for a tax increase of roughly $1,300,000 per year.
  • (–) Howland Local School District voters will consider approval of an additional levy of 4.9 mills for five years, amounting to a tax increase of roughly $2,700,000.
  • (–) The Kinsman Public Library will seek voter approval of an additional 1.9-mill tax levy to fund the library’s current expenses.
  • (–) Residents of the Newton Falls Public Library District will vote on a 0.5-mill increase to the existing 2-mill tax levy paying the district’s expenses.
  • (–) Orangeville Village residents will vote on a tax levy of 4.1 mills for five years to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) Orangeville Village voters will also consider a levy of 3 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Weathersfield Local School District will vote on a bond and tax issue. A total of $9,056,000 will be issued in new debt for capital improvements. The measure will raise property taxes by 6.6 mills to finance the bond and impose an additional permanent levy of 1 mill for site acquisition and construction.

 

Tuscarawas County

  • Voters in Auburn Township, Clay Township, Fairfield Township, Franklin Township, Mill Township, New Philadelphia City School District, Oxford Township, Roswell Village, Sandy Valley Local School District, Strasburg-Franklin Local School District, and Uhrichsville City, Union Township, Warren Township, and Wayne Township will decide on renewing 15 levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Dennison Village will vote on a tax levy of 1.5 mills to offset current spending levels.
  • (–) Voters in the Dover City School District will decide on a bond and tax issue. The measure would raise property taxes by 6.4 mills for 33 years to finance the new debt, plus institute an additional permanent 0.5-mill levy for construction of a new school.
  • (–) Mineral City Village residents will consider a 5-mill tax levy measure to finance current spending.
  • (–) Residents in Perry Township will vote on an additional levy of 1 mill to subsidize current expenses.
  • (–) The Tri-County Joint Ambulance District will ask voters to approve a levy of 1 mill for ambulance and emergency medical services.

 

Union County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Union County residents will vote on a 0.75 mill tax levy to fund the countywide 9-1-1 system.
  • Voters in Union County as a whole, in addition to those residing in Paris Township, Plain City, and Union Township, will decide on renewing five separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Buckeye Valley Local School District residents will vote on a measure to raise the income tax an additional 0.5 percentage points to subsidize spending.

 

Van Wert County

Countywide measures

  • (–) The Van Wert Council on Aging will ask voters to approve a 0.2-mill tax levy for five years to pay for senior citizens’ social services.
  • (–) The Van Wert Council on Aging will also seek approval of a 0.25-mill tax levy for five years in order to fund other social services programs.
  • Voters in Convoy Village, Crestview School District, Tulley Township, Union Township, and Venedocia Village will decide on renewing five separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Liberty Township residents will vote on increasing the current 1.2 mill tax levy supporting fire protection services by an additional 0.2 mills for three years.
  • (–) Residents of Middle Point Village will vote on raising property taxes by 2.9 mills for five years to pay for the village’s current level of spending.
  • (–) Voters in Washington Township will vote on a 1-mill tax levy for five years to fund fire services.

 

Warren County

  • Voters in Warren County will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Carlisle Local School District will decide on a measure to impose an income tax rate of 0.75 percent on district residents. Additionally, residents will vote on issuing $28,045,000 in bonds for the construction of a new school building. The measure would increase property taxes by 8.53 mills for 37 years to repay the bonds.  
  • (–) Lebanon City School District residents will consider a measure to impose an additional 3.78-mill tax levy for five years in order to offset overspending in the district’s budget.
  • (–) Residents in the Little Miami School District will vote on increasing property taxes by 13.95 mills for five years to offset overspending. 
  • (+) Mason City residents will vote on a Charter Amendment to impose term limits on local elected officials.
  • (–) Massie Township voters will consider a five-year, 1-mill tax levy to fund fire protection services.
  • (–) Union Township residents will vote on a 4.9-mill tax levy to fund fire protection.

 

Washington County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Washington County residents will vote on a five year, 0.85-mill tax to fund senior citizens’ services.
  • (–) Washington County voters will decide on a measure to levy an additional property tax of 1 mill for five years for drug and alcohol addiction programs.
  • Voters in Muskingham Township will decide on renewing one levy. This levy is an extension of existing taxes and does not represent a net increase in the current taxpayer burden.

Local measures

  • (–) Fearing Township residents will vote on a five-year, 1-mill tax levy to fund fire and emergency medical services.
  • (–) Residents in the Frontier Local School District will decide on a measure to raise the district’s earned income tax by 0.75 percentage points and use two-thirds of the additional revenue to pay for current spending and one-third for general district improvements.
  • (–) Residents of Matamoras Village will vote on a tax levy of 2 mills for five years for current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in New Port Township will consider a 1.5-mill tax levy for emergency medical services and fire protection.
  • (–) Warren Local School District residents will vote on a bond and tax levy measure. A total of $21,000,000 in new debt will be issued to be repaid over 28 years with a new property tax levy of 5.4 mills. The measure would also impose an additional 0.5-mill tax levy for general improvements.
  • (–) Wesley Township residents will vote on a replacement tax levy of 4 mills for five years for fire and emergency medical services.

 

Williams County

  • Voters in Brady Township, Bryan City School District, Edon Village, Florence Township, and Northwest Township will decide on renewing five separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Bryan City School District will seek approval of $17,408,000 in new bonding authority for capital improvements.
  • (–) Edon Northwest Local School District voters will decide on a measure to raise the income tax by 1 percentage point for five years to pay for current spending.
  • (–) The Four County Joint Vocational School District, encompassing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties, will ask voter to approve a property tax increase of 0.2 mills for “general improvements”.
  • (–) Residents in the Montpelier Exempted Village School District will vote on a permanent income tax rate of 1.25 percent to pay for current district spending levels; this is a 0.5 percentage point increase over current rates.
  • (–) Stryker Local School District residents will vote on approval of an additional tax of 5.8 mills, totaling about $335,000, for five years.

 

Wood County

  • Voters in Wood County as a whole, in addition to residents of Bloomdale Village, Custar Village, Jackson Township, Montgomery Township, and Perry Township, will decide on renewing six separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Bloom Township voters will decide on a measure to approve a tax levy of 7 mills for five years for current expenses.
  • (–) Bloom Township residents will also vote on a five-year, 1-mill property tax levy for fire protection services.
  • (–) The Fostoria City Kausbisch Memorial Public Library will ask voters to approve an additional tax levy of 1.5 mills to fund the library’s operations.
  • (–) Residents of Freedom Township will vote on a property tax of 3 mills to fund fire services.
  • (–) Grand Rapids Township voters will decide on a measure to approve a tax levy of 2 mills for five years for fire protection.
  • (–) Residents in Jerry City Village will vote on a measure to approve a 3.5-mill tax levy to subsidize current spending levels.
  • (–) The Lake Local School District will seek voter approval for a property tax increase of 4.75 mills for five years to pay for current district spending.
  • (–) Residents of Liberty Township will vote on a 0.3-mill tax levy to fund current expenses.
  • (–) Voters in the Middletown Township Road District will decide on an additional tax levy of 2 mills for three years for road repair.
  • (–) Residents in the Patrick Henry Local School District will consider raising additional property taxes to pay for the emergency requirements of the district. 
  • (–) Voters in Perrysburg City will consider a two-year, 1-mill tax levy for garbage collection and disposal.
  • (–) Portage Village residents will vote on an additional tax levy of 1.6 mills for five years for road repairs.
  • (–) Portage Village voters will also decide on a measure to approve a permanent additional income tax of 0.4 percent for general operations.
  • (–) Residents in Risingsun Village will vote on a 6.3-mill property tax to fund the Village’s current budget.

 

Wyandot County

  • Voters in the Wyandot County as a whole, in addition to residents of Harpster Village, Ridgedale Local School District, and the Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District will decide on renewing four separate levies. These levies are extensions of existing taxes and do not represent net increases in current taxpayer burdens.

Local measures

  • (–) Crane Township voters will consider approval of an additional five year, 0.5-mill tax levy to fund maintenance and operations of the local cemetery.
  • (–) Riverdale Local School District residents will vote on imposing a 0.5 percent income tax for three years to finance the district’s current spending.
  • (–) Residents of Salem Township will vote on an additional tax levy of 1 mill for five years for fire services.
  • (–) Residents in the Wynford Local School District will vote on a bond and tax measure which would issue $9,300,000 in new debt paid for by a property tax of 3.75 mills. The measure would also impose a permanent additional 0.5-mill property tax to fund improvements in the district.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Oregon

 

Clackamas County 

Countywide measures

  • (+) Measure 3-388 on the countywide ballot would require the approval of voters residing in an area in order to create a new or substantially amended urban renewal plan zone.
  • (+) Measure 3-386 on the countywide ballot seeks to amend the county code to require voter approval of urban renewal decisions. While similar to Measure 3-388, Measure 3-386 would allow for the entire county, rather than just inhabitants of the affected region of the county, to vote on urban renewal plan zones.
  • Clackamas County residents will also vote on a renewal of the existing public safety levy. This measure would not increase the current burden on taxpayers.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents the City of Canby will decide on imposing a new tax of $0.49 per $1,000 of assessed property value for five years, extracting about $2,700,000 to fund operations of the local swimming pool.
  • (+) Voters in the City of Molalla will decide whether the terms of office of the Mayor and Councilors should be limited to eight consecutive years. Currently there are no term limits.
  • (+) Molalla residents will also decide whether the Mayor or any Councilor may be removed from office by the City Council, following a public hearing, for attempting to coerce the City Manager in the appointment or removal of any city employee, or in administrative decisions regarding city property or contracts.
  • (+) Finally, voters of Molalla will decide whether annexations of territory to the city that are initiated by property owners should be approved by the voters, with the election costs to be paid for by the property owners seeking annexation.
  • (–) Voters in the City of West Linn will decide on a bonding measure which would issue $8,500,000 in debt for a new police station. Passage of this measure would result in an estimated increase in property taxes of $0.16 per year per $1,000 of assessed value.

 

Columbia County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Columbia City will decide on a property tax increase of $0.67 per $1,000 of assessed value for five years for police services. Voters defeated an identical measure in May.

 

Jefferson County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Culver School District No. 4 will decide on a measure issuing $14,500,000 in general obligation bonds for capital improvement projects and to refinance debt.

 

Linn County 

Local measures

  • (+) City of Idanba residents will vote on a charter amendment to require direct election of the Mayor at each biennial election.
  • (+) City of Idanba voters will decide on amending the City Charter to set specific dates and times for Council meetings.
  • (+) Residents of the City of Idanba will vote on a charter amendment to require voter approval of all proposed tax, fee, and charge increases of more than 2 percent. Increases may only be passed at a general election in an even-numbered year with at least 50 percent voter turnout.
  • (–) Residents in the Lyons Rural Fire Protection district will vote on a measure authorizing $2,100,000 of general obligation bonds to finance the acquisition of three public safety vehicles, and construction of a storage and maintenance facility.
  • (–) Voters in the Sweet Home Cemetery Maintenance District will decide on a new property tax of $0.08 per $1,000 of assessed value for five years. The estimated $250,000 in total revenue would be used for general operations.
  • (+) Residents in the City of Tangent will decide on a measure to require voter approval of all comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances.

 

Multnomah County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Alto Park Water District will vote on imposing a new property tax of $0.60 per $1,000 of assessed value for five years, which amounts to $60,000 in higher revenue, for operating expenses and to maintain a contingency fund for future expenses.
  • (–) Beaverton School District voters in Multnomah and Washington Counties will decide on a new property tax levy of $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value over five years. The new tax is expected to raise $70,000,000 in part to offset overspending in the budget.

 

Tillamook County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) Voters in Tillamook County will decide on a bond measure to issue $15,000,000 in debt for road repairs and improvements. Financing the bonds would result in additional property taxes of $0.46 per $1,000 of assessed value.

 

Washington County

Countywide measures

  • Washington County residents will vote on a renewal of the existing public safety levy. This measure would not increase the current burden on taxpayers.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the City of Beaverton will vote on approving the Central Beaverton Urban Renewal Plan. Funding for the plan would rely upon up to $150,000,000 in tax increment financing over a period of 30 years.
  • (–) Beaverton School District voters in Multnomah and Washington Counties will decide on a new property tax levy of $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value over five years. The new tax is expected to raise $70,000,000, in part to offset overspending in the budget.

 

Yamhill County

Local measures

  • (+) Residents of the City of Newburg will vote on a charter amendment to impose a series of changes retroactive to December 31, 2008. Any increase in taxes, fees or charges by the City Council would be referred to the voters if requested by five or more electors, with the special election being held within 30 days. Approval of the new taxes or fees must receive a majority of votes with minimum 50 percent voter turnout in order to be enacted. Additionally the city must publish monthly all adopted taxes and fees and pay attorney fees in all cases in which an elector prevails in an enforcement action.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Texas

 

Statewide

  • (+) Proposition 1 on the statewide ballot would amend the constitution to provide a property tax exemption for disabled veterans’ surviving spouses.
  • (–) Proposition 2 on the statewide ballot would amend the constitution to increase the limit of total outstanding general obligation bonds to $6 billion for the Texas Water Development Board.
  • (–) Proposition 3 on the statewide ballot would amend the constitution to allow for the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance education loans to students.      
  • (–) Proposition 4 on the statewide ballot would amend the constitution to allow counties to issue redevelopment bonds to improve unproductive, undeveloped or blighted areas. Counties would not be granted additional taxing authority, and would have to rely on higher property values for bond repayment.
  • (+) Proposition 5 on the statewide ballot would amend the constitution to allow cities or counties to enter into mutually-beneficial agreements with other cities or counties without being forced to impose a tax. Current law considers any inter-county agreements to be debts, thus forcing the imposition of a tax or creation of a sinking fund to pay it.
  • (–) Proposition 6 on the statewide ballot would reduce restrictions on withdrawals from the permanent school fund administered by the General Land Office in order to enable politicians to spend more of it. The proposed amendment would offer short-term budget solutions at the expense of the long-term health of the fund.
  • (–) Proposition 7 on the statewide ballot would amend the constitution to allow the creation of a Conservation and Reclamation District in El Paso County with the ability to issue bonds and levy additional property taxes.
  • (+) Proposition 8 on the statewide ballot would amend the constitution to allow open-space land to be converted to water-stewardship without changing its tax status. This will allow farmers and ranchers to alter the use of their land without changing from the lower “productive use” tax status to the more-burdensome “potential market value” tax status.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Washington

 

Statewide measures 

  • (+) Initiative 1125 on the statewide ballot would prohibit the use of motor vehicle fund revenue and vehicle toll revenue for non-transportation purposes, and require that road and bridge tolls be set by the Legislature and be project-specific.
  • (+) Initiative 1163 on the statewide ballot would require workers providing long-term care to meet certain training requirements in 2012 instead of 2014, as current law prescribes. The Initiative also requires additional criminal background checks for long-term care workers. In addition, I-1163 contains provisions to enhance audits of the programs and administrative caps to keep costs low.
  • (+) Initiative 1183 on the statewide ballot would close state liquor stores and sell their assets, license private parties to sell and distribute spirits, set license fees based on sales, regulate licensees, and change regulation of wine distribution.
  • (+) SJR 8206, a proposed constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot, would require the transfer of additional funds to the budget stabilization account if the state has received “extraordinary revenue growth.” The proposed amendment would strengthen the constitutional savings account that voters enacted in 2007, and would provide additional stability to the state’s budget outlook.

 

Asotin County 

Countywide measures

  • Asotin County residents will vote on a renewal of an existing levy. This measure would not increase the current burden on taxpayers.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the City of Asotin will decide on a one-year special levy of $0.40 per $1,000 of assessed property value, totaling about $30,000 in higher revenue, to pay for emergency medical services.
  • (–) Residents in the City of Clarkston will vote on a one-year tax increase of $1.27 per $1,000 of assessed property value, totaling about $486,834 in higher revenue, for emergency medical services.

 

Chelan County 

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Chelan County Fire Protection District No. 6 will decide on a measure to permanently increase the district’s property tax levy to $0.78 per $1,000 of assessed value to be used for all future levy limit calculations.
  • (–) In the Manson Parks and Recreation District, Proposition No. 1 will determine whether or not a three-year property tax of $0.25 per $1,000 of assessed value will pass in order to pay for operations and maintenance.

 

Clark County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Clark County Transportation Benefit Area Authority will vote to approve a permanent 0.2 percent sales tax increase, on top of the current 0.5 percent sales tax, in order to fund bus service.

 

Cowlitz County 

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the City of Woodland will decide on a proposition to impose an additional sales and use tax of 0.1 percent, split between the city (85 percent) and Cowlitz and Clark Counties (15 percent). City proceeds shall be used to construct a new police facility. The tax will expire after the costs of the police facility are fully repaid.

 

Franklin County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) Proposition 1 on the countywide ballot would increase the sales and use tax in Franklin County by 0.3 percent for operation of the County jail and to support criminal justice programs.

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the City of Connell will decide on a permanent property tax increase of $0.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for parks and recreation funding.

 

Grant County 

Local measures

  • (–) Wilson Creek Cemetery District residents will vote on a levy of $0.22 per $1,000 of assessed value, totaling $8,000, in order to fund a portion of the district’s operations and maintenance budget.

 

Island County

Countywide measures

  • Island County residents will vote on a renewal of an existing levy. This measure would not increase the current burden on taxpayers.

 

Jefferson County 

Local measures

  • (–) City of Port Townsend residents will vote on permanently increasing the fire protection mill levy from $2.05 to $2.48 per $1,000 of assessed value.

 

King County 

Local measures

  • (–) City of Carnation residents will decide a six-year proposition to increase the property tax rate from $1.29 to $1.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in order to fund criminal justice services, and to help fill the city’s monetary reserves.
  • (–) City of Des Moines residents will vote on a measure which increases the current 6 percent utility occupation tax to 9 percent. The tax hike would authorize: 1 percent for Beach Park Historic District capital projects for 20 years or until capital bonds are repaid; 0.5 percent for Beach Park maintenance and operations; and 1.5 percent for street paving improvements.
  • (–) Residents in the North Bend Transportation Benefit District will vote on a sales and use tax increase of 0.2 percent for 10 years to pay off accumulated debt.
  • (–) Residents in the City of Pacific will vote on Proposition No. 1 to increase the property tax to a total rate of $1.66 per $1,000 of assessed value for street repairs.
  • (–) Voters in Seattle will decide Proposition No. 1, a renewal of current property levies plus a tax increase of roughly $32,000,000 per year or $230,000,000 over seven years.
  • (–) Voters in the Seattle Transportation Benefit District will vote on authorizing a $60 increase in the Vehicle Licensing Fee, raising $20,400,000 over 10 years for transportation systems.
  • (–) Shoreline School District residents will vote on a tax increase of $4,200,000 over three years. This levy would be in addition to the maintenance and operation support levy passed in February 2010.
  • (+) Si View Metropolitan District residents will vote on Proposition No. 1 which would protect $0.25 of the district’s existing levy on $1,000 of assessed property value from being reallocated to other taxing districts within King County for a period of six years.
  • (–) Si View Metropolitan District voters will decide on Proposition No. 2 which establishes a one-year levy on all taxable property within the district at an approximate rate of $0.21 per $1,000. This tax hike would total roughly $462,000.

 

Kitsap County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) Kitsap County voters will decide Proposition No. 1 to increase its property tax by from $1.10 to $1.15 per $1,000 of assessed value for five years in order to fund capital facilities and services, with half of the proceeds supporting veterans, military personnel and their families, and the other half supporting other families in need.

 

Lincoln County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Fire District 6 will be asked to pass a special levy of $100,000 for four years to finance new fire fighting vehicles and equipment.

 

Pacific County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) Voters in Pacific County will decide on a levy of $0.89 per $1,000 of assessed property value in order to subsidize ambulance and emergency medical services.

 

Pend Oreille County

Local measures

  • (–) City of Newport residents will vote on a proposition to authorize an increase of the regular property tax from its current level of $1.96 to a rate of $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed value in order to pay for street repairs.
  • (–) Voters in Selkirk School District No. 70 will decide on a capital levy issue to raise taxes $750,000 annually for two years to expand Selkirk Junior-Senior High School in order to consolidate grades K-12.

 

Pierce County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Proposition No.1 on the countywide ballot would authorize a 0.1 percent sales and use tax to fund the county’s 9-1-1 system.

Local measures

  • (–) City of Pacific voters will decide Proposition No. 1, which would raise the total property tax levy to $1.66 per $1,000 of assessed value for street repairs.
  • (–) Residents in the Town of South Prairie will vote on a measure to impose a new $0.50 per $1,000 property tax levy for six years for the purpose of providing emergency services.
  • (–) Town of Wilkinson voters will be asked to decide a measure which would impose a new property tax levy of $0.25 per $1,000 for six years for the purpose of providing emergency services.

 

San Juan County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Proposition No. 1 on the countywide ballot would extend real estate excise tax paid by the purchaser, in the amount of one percent of the purchase price, for an additional 12 years for the acquisition and maintenance of conservation areas. 
  • (–) Proposition No. 2 on the countywide ballot will impose a new user charge for 15 years on property owners to pay for expenses relating to solid waste disposal and recycling. Presently, the management of solid waste disposal and recycling services are paid for based upon the weight or volume of items that are brought to the county facilities using what is called “tipping fees.” If this measure is adopted, a solid waste user charge will be assessed and paid by property owners in addition to existing fees.
  • San Juan County residents will vote on a renewal of an existing levy. This measure would not increase the current burden on taxpayers.

Local measures

  • (–) Orcas Island School District residents will vote on a property tax increase of $0.28 per $1,000 of assessed value for one year, a tax hike of roughly $900,000.

 

Skamania County

Local measures

  • (–) Fire District No. 5 residents will decide on a measure which would allow the district to increase its levy to $0.90 per $1,000 of assessed property value to fund maintenance and operations.
  • (–) Residents in Skamania School District No. 2 will vote on raising property taxes by $175,000 per year for two years to offset overspending.

 

Snohomish County

Local measures

  • (–) Monroe City residents will be asked to increase the current city sales tax by 0.1 percent in order to fund additional police officers for the city as well as equipment upgrades as needed.
  • (–) Edmonds City residents will vote on three separate tax increases. Voters will be asked to decide whether or not to increase both the public safety and street repair levies by $0.17 per $1,000 of assessed property value each. Residents will also decide on increasing the parks levy by $0.08 per $1,000 of assessed value.

 

 Spokane County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Measure No. 1 on the countywide ballot would increase the regular property tax levy by $0.05 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for nine years, to be used exclusively to replace the regional animal protection shelter.
  • Spokane County residents will vote on a renewal of an existing levy. This measure would not increase the current burden on taxpayers.

Local measures

  • (–) Fire Protection District No. 13 residents will vote on the issuance of $2,250,000 in new debt for the construction of a new fire station.
  • (–) Town of Rockford residents will vote to levy an excess property tax of $0.51 per $1,000 of assessed value to raise $12,500 to offset budget overspending.
  • (–) Voters in the Town of Spangle will decide a measure authorize an excess property tax of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value to raise $23,000 for fire protection services.
  • (–) Town of Spangle residents will vote on levying an excess property tax of $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value to raise $16,000 for police protection.
  • (+) City of Spokane residents will vote on the proposed Community Bill of Rights, which secures the right of neighborhood residents to approve re-zonings proposed for significant new development, and recognizes the right of neighborhood residents to reject development which violates the City Charter or the city’s comprehensive plan.
  • (–) Spokane Valley City voters will decide on a $2,100,000 bond measure for the purpose of altering Sprague Avenue and Appleway Boulevard in the city. The new debt would be paid for with a tax of roughly $2.60 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

 

Walla Walla County

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District will decide on a measure to authorize a property tax increase of $0.48 per $1,000 of assessed value to raise $110,000 for maintenance and operation expenses.
  • (–) City of Waitsburg residents will vote on a measure issuing $2,000,000 in flood control bonds with a 20-year maturity and authorize future property taxes necessary to retire such bonds. 

 

Whatcom County

Countywide measures

  • (+) The County Council proposed an amendment to voters to establish an independent salary commission to establish the compensation of Whatcom County elected officials. This would unwisely eliminate a current cap on compensation tying Council salaries to a percentage of the County Executive’s, and its citizen referendum component, while useful in checking excessive recommendations, should be strengthened. On balance, the measure represents only modest progress.

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Point Roberts Park and Recreation District No. 1 will vote on levying $49,500 in property taxes for six years to pay the general expenses of the district.
  • (–) Northwest Park and Recreation District No. #2 voters will be asked to impose a property tax levy of $0.10 per $1,000 of assessed value for six years to fund capital improvements and staff costs.

 

Yakima County

Countywide measures

  • (–) Yakima County voters will decide an emergency medical services levy of $0.25 per $1,000 assessed valuation or less for 10 years to provide emergency services.

Local measures

  • (–) Naches Park and Recreation District residents will vote on financing the general operating and equipment expenses of the district by passing a property tax of $95,000 for each of the next two years.

2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Wisconsin

 

Buffalo County 

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Arcadia School District in Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties will vote on a bond measure issuing $23,970,000 in debt for the cost of constructing a new elementary and middle school as well as removing the old facility.

 

Chippewa County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Lake Holcombe School District will vote on a levy increasing taxes by $685,000 per year for three years.
  • (–) Lake Holcombe School District voters will decide on issuing $950,000 in debt to finance facility remodeling and to refinance existing debt.

 

Green County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the New Glarus School District will vote on a bond measure issuing $7,350,000 debt for a new middle school addition.

 

Iowa County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Dodgeville School District will decide on issuing $8,000,000 in bonds for remodeling the Dodgeville Elementary School.

 

Lafayette County

Local measures

  • (–) Voters in the Pecatonica Area School District will decide on a one-year $300,000 tax increase for general operating expenses.

 

Langlade County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Antigo School District in Langlade, Marathon, and Shawano Counties will vote on a bond measure issuing $24,000,000 in debt to build an elementary school.
  • (–) Residents in the White Lake School District will decide on a tax increase of $200,000 for each of the next three years to pay for ongoing expenses.
  • (–) White Lake School District voters will decide on a bond measure issuing $3,000,000 in new debt for constructing a new community recreation addition to the White Lake School building.

 

Marathon County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Antigo School District in Langlade, Marathon, and Shawano Counties will vote on a bond measure issuing $24,000,000 in debt to build an elementary school.

 

Milwaukee County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Brown Deer School District will vote on two bond measures: one to issue $4,000,000 in debt for additions and improvements to the high school gymnasium, and the second to issue $18,000,000 in bonds for renovations and conversions at the elementary, middle, and high schools.

 

Racine County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Muskego-Norway School District in Racine and Waukesha Counties will decide on a $29,900,000 bond measure to build one new elementary school, renovate and expand two elementary schools, and improve Bay Lane Middle School and Country Meadows Elementary School.

 

Shawano County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Antigo School District in Langlade, Marathon, and Shawano Counties will vote on a bond measure issuing $24,000,000 in debt to build an elementary school.

 

Trempealeau County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in Arcadia School District in Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties will vote on a bond measure issuing $23,970,000 in debt for the cost of constructing a new elementary and middle school as well as removing the old facility.
  • (–) Voters in the Independence School District will decide on two separate levy increases: one to raise taxes $250,000 per year for five years for non-recurring expenses, and the second to raise taxes for one year by $250,000 to pay for budget overspending.

 

Walworth County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Linn J6 School District will decide on a bond measure issuing $3,900,000 in debt to pay the cost of improvement projects at Reek Elementary School.

 

Waukesha County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Muskego-Norway School District in Racine and Waukesha Counties will decide on a $29,900,000 bond measure to build one new elementary school, renovate and expand two elementary schools, and improve Bay Lane Middle School and Country Meadows Elementary School.