Ohio Municipal Public Improvement Taxes, Amendment 1 (August 1926)

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The Ohio Municipal Public Improvement Taxes Amendment was on the August 10, 1926 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article XVIII,Section 11, of the Ohio Constitution to authorize municipalities to levy taxes to pay for public improvements from properties benefiting from those improvements.[1]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (August 1926)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No352,30160.01%
Yes 234,754 39.99%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

“To authorize assessment by municipalities of the cost of acquiring property for public improvement up on lands benefited thereby.

Proposing to amend section 11 of article XVIII of the constitution of Ohio, so as to read as follows:
Section. 11. Any municipality acquiring property by purchase or appropriation for a public improvement may provide money there for, in whole or in part, by assessments upon property benefited by the improvement whether abutting adjacent or otherwise located. Such assessments shall in no case exceed special benefits conferred thereby.[2][3]

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