Here is an opinion expressed in the News-Herald about Seniors and property tax levies.
Voting no on W-E Schools levy:
I have never had children in the Willoughby-Eastlake School system, but have always gone out on voting day and supported the schools by voting yes for the levies.
I understand that having a good school system is important to the cities.
However, I picked up the paper the other day and noticed the article about “early voting begins for Aug. 6 school levy.”
My first reaction was that they were trying to sneak it in. My second reaction was … not again! We just passed a levy that created three new top of- the-line schools for students.
I understand that levy was only for the construction of those schools (and they were needed) but if you were going to be in financial straits why did we?
Many people like me are on a fixed income. Our Social Security rarely goes up. Our taxes however, keep going up. (emphasis by LFC)
Also, from what I understand (I could be wrong) there is no ending date on this levy.
So does that mean you can renew it without have the taxpayers vote on it?
I am voting no for this levy and urging people I know to also vote no.
Laurel Kantz Eastlake Editor’s note: The Willoughby-Eastlake School District levy on the Aug. 6 ballot is a continuing levy. It will not require renewal. (emphasis added by LFC)
(LFC Comment: Taxpayers are starting to wake up to what we have been saying for quite some time about the ever increasing property taxes. For the Willoughby-Eastlake school superintendent, Steve Thompson, to place a CONTINUING LEVY, on a special election during the summer when taxpayers may not be watching close enough, is in our opinion, shameful.)