Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Poll on Issue 27, the proposed jail tax

We’re always interested in what our readers think about the issues of the day, so we hope you'll cast a vote in our unscientific poll on the much-debated jail tax. Below is the “unofficial” ballot language for Issue 27 as it appears on the Hamilton County Board of Elections website:

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Ohio, increasing the rate of levy of the existing sales tax pursuant to the provisions of R.C. 5739.021 for a fifteen year period (one-half of one percent for eight years followed by one-quarter of one percent for seven years) to be used for the purpose of SUPPORTING CRIMINAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE SERVICES IN THE COUNTY, INCLUDING: PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION MEASURES TO REDUCE JAIL OVERCROWDING, CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES, ADULT AND JUVENILE INMATE REHABILITATION MEASURES, OPERATION OF NEW DETENTION FACILITIES, AND TO ACQUIRE LAND AND OTHER FACILITIES BY PURCHASE OR LEASE FOR SAID PURPOSES.

Should Issue 27 be passed?
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