Akron-Summit County Library Tax Replacement (May 2010)

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An Akron-Summit County Library Tax Replacement measure was on the May 4, 2010 ballot in the city of Akron in Summit County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 33,422 (62.95%)Approveda
  • NO 19,667 (37.05%)[1]

This measure sought to replace an expiring levy, at a rate of 1.4 mills for a further five years.[2] While campaigning for the passing of this measure, proponents put that the sign would not raise taxes, when in actuality it will. It will replace and increase an expiring levy, because of it replacing a current levy the language was able to be stated at renewal and not implementing a new tax. Many residents had stated concerns about being unsure which opinion is correct on the matter, issues with why the library would need more money had not been addressed to local residents. Local library's want this measure passed because it will help with budget shortfalls, the tax pays about half of the cities library budget currently.[3]

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