Kirtland taxpayers get to decide their fate.
Information on proposed tax levies
(LFC Comments: There are rules and regulations that school boards and administrators must follow when they are trying to convince the voters to vote for their levy. Here is an article that purports to shed some light on the “do’s… Read More ›
(LFC Comments: We wanted to illustrate what is happening to public school finances, and why we believe that they are pricing seniors and those living on fixed incomes out of their homes that they have worked all their lives to… Read More ›
For those living in the Willoughby-Eastlake School district, you will again get to vote on another property tax levy on the March 17, 2020 ballot. The property tax will commence in 2020 with the collection in 2021. If it does… Read More ›
The Center for Community Solutions has generated a detailed, comprehensive report on property taxes funding social services. https://www.communitysolutions.com/research/haves-nots-county-property-taxes-provided-2-5-billion-local-health-social-service-funding-unevenly-distributed/?mc_cid=db8237bd2a&mc_eid=8d430e97ba Here is an excerpt from the article that we found informative: “While all 50 states have property taxes, Ohio is unique in… Read More ›
(LFC Comments: The following is a reply we received from a Lorain Lobbyist to the article on Campaigning rules. https://lobbyistsforcitizens.com/2019/11/22/w-e-schools-and-campaigning-rules/ It is such a powerful message, we wanted to be sure that everyone saw it.) *********************1776 Dear LFC, Thank you… Read More ›
(LFC Comment: Here is another article regarding the Concord Township proposed fire levy submitted to us by the ‘Affordable Concord Taxes’ group.) Township needs safety with no new taxes Concord Township has placed a tax levy on the November 5… Read More ›
Here is a timely article from the patriots at Auburntownship.org. https://www.auburntownship.org/commentary/2019default.html#GEAUGA_COUNTY_SENIOR_CITIZENS_FACING_HIGHER_TAXES_AND_LIVING_COSTS,_JUST_SAY_NO_WHEN_YOU_VOTE_ON_NOVEMBER_5_ GEAUGA COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS FACING HIGHER TAXES AND LIVING COSTS, JUST SAY NO WHEN YOU VOTE ON NOVEMBER 5 Published Saturday, November 2, 2019 For all the information in… Read More ›
The Affordable Concord Taxes committee has offered the following rebuttal to those that support the Concord Fire Levy.
Some VERY unhappy residents in the Willoughby-Eastlake School district sent LFC this flyer that has been distributed throughout the community. They would like Superintendent Steve Thompson to answer these questions: Has the school board already passed a resolution making the… Read More ›
We have been asked once again to discuss the Housing Affordability Threshold %; how it is calculated, and why is it important to the taxpayers? We started on this journey after discovering the ~40% increase in this writer’s property taxes… Read More ›
We asked Mr. Thompson, Willoughby-Eastlake School Superintendent, for the chart that the school Treasurer showed at the last school board meeting. He sent the following chart to us. We, respectfully, disagree. This is not the chart that we remember being… Read More ›
Thanks to one of our many Wickliffe lobbyists for this letter from the Wickliffe School Board. Let’s check their math: 11.47 mills x $35.00 = $401.45 per $100,000 valuation per year $401.45 / 12 = $33.45 per month For those… Read More ›
Hot off the press: Here is the Lake County Auditor’s worksheet detailing the financial impact of each of the property tax levies on the November 5, 2019 ballot. [updated 9/17/19] Copy of Auditor’s Calculation BALLOTLEVIES (Revised) Note to the Willoughby… Read More ›