Issue #4 - Franklin County Children Services Tax Levy
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November 2, 2009 1:39 pm at 1:39 pm #78712
This issue seems to have gotten the least amount of attention. Does anyone have an opinion on this one?
#4 Franklin County Children Services Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Proposed Tax Levy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Replacement and Decrease
Supplementing General Fund for support of Franklin County Children Services, and protecting abused and neglected children and providing services to abused and neglected children and their families
Replacement of 3.15 mills with a decrease of 0.05 mill to constitute a tax of 3.1 mills, $0.31 per $100 valuation, for 10 years, commencing in 2009November 2, 2009 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #312828
Would voting against this mean more money (previous rate) would go to Children Services?November 2, 2009 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #312829
I’m really not sure. Trying to dig up information this morning and not really finding a whole lot about this one. Hrm.November 2, 2009 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #312830
Here’s more info on the issue, but I’m really not seeing a direct answer to your question JoeV:
I would assume that the previous levy is expiring, so a “no” vote would mean that no money would be allocated in this manner any more.November 2, 2009 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #312831
Thanks, Walker. I think at this time when so many families need extra help, this is a no brainer Yes vote in favor of the replacement levy.November 2, 2009 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #312832
deraj1013ParticipantNovember 2, 2009 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #312833
League of Women Voters has a good explanation in their annual non-partisan voting guide:
“The levy being replaced this year currently collects $69 million in annual revenue for the agency. If passed, the 3.10 mill replace- ment-with-reduction levy will collect $93.5 million in annual revenue.”
I highly recommend their entire guide for Central Ohio candidates and issues, as well as the State issues:Voting GuideNovember 2, 2009 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #312834
League of Women Voters is a useful resource, no matter your sex or gender.November 2, 2009 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #312835
Thanks so much for posting this, Walker. I hadn’t heard much about this at all, and probably would have been confused in the voting booth.November 3, 2009 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm #312836
joev wrote >>
Thanks, Walker. I think at this time when so many families need extra help, this is a no brainer Yes vote in favor of the replacement levy.
Coughing up $475 a year means a little brain power.
It’s too bad that you can’t vote on the increase. The way I’m reading this, it’s an all or nothing vote.
I’m certainly against nothing
But I’m disappointed that I do not have a say on exactly wht the increase would be.November 4, 2009 1:05 am at 1:05 am #312837
When I went to the voting booth the wording was significantly different than what I had read on the Dispatch guide to voting.
Realizing that I may not understand what I was voting for I didn’t vote.
Maybe once the decision is made it will be explained in words that I can understandNovember 4, 2009 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #312838
I’m relieved this passed as easily as it did. I have students who are dependent on this program. To lose it would have been a problem.November 4, 2009 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #312839
Was this a replacement levy, or in additional to what they already collect? Or was this a replacement levy, plus a little extra??? I was under the impression that voting no would have meant $0 for them as one they have had out there was set to expire this year. So do I detect a little dishonesty here on their part??November 4, 2009 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #312840
It was a replacement levy. I don’t think there was any dishonesty going on here.
From here: http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/content/politics/LIVE_results/2009issues/11/franklin_county_childrens_services.html?type=rss&cat=&sid=104&title=Franklin+County+voters+overwhelmingly+approve+children+services+levy
The 3.1-mill levy will replace a 3.15-mill levy that expires this year and accounts for about a third of the county agency’s budget. According to information from Franklin County Children Services, the agency is funded mostly through two property taxes.
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