Special Election Results
CLEVELAND — Shaker Heights residents have voted on a municipal income tax increase, raising the rate from 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent.
The Cuyahoga Board of Elections reports 64 percent voting “for” and 36 percent voting “against” the increase.
The increase would contribute to general functions of the city.
The Shaker Heights Chamber of Commerce endorsed the increase. President Debra Hegler issued the following statement:
“We are glad that the issue was passed, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that city services will resume at the high levels we are accustomed to. Going forward, we hope to work more closely with city officials in order to develop a viable growth strategy to avoid having to resort to these extreme measures in the future. We cannot cut our way out of our budget problems, we must grow our way to stability. That means we must find a way to make it easier to do business in Shaker Heights to stimulate economic development and attract more small to medium sized businesses.”
Registered voters in 35 Ohio counties headed to the polls in a special election today. Locally, voters decided on key school and tax issues.
Residents in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District voted on a proposed tax levy renewal.
The measure passed with 74 percent voting “for” and 26 percent voting “against” the renewal.
A majority vote was necessary to pass the issue, which would contribute to current operating expenses, construction, renovation and financing of permanent improvements.
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