Columbiana Sales Tax Renewal Measure, 2009

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A Columbiana Sales Tax Renewal Measure was on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Columbiana County.

The measure included a proposal to renew a 1-percent county-wide sales tax. According to Commissioner Jim Hoppel the tax is "44 percent of the general fund" and is expected to generate $8 million in the next 5 years.[1]

Although the measure failed, the current tax does not expire until December so county officials have some time to figure out a plan. This tax generated a significant amount for the county budget. But as with many tax issues, voters did not want to have additional money being taken out of their pockets.[2]

Election result

The measure was defeated.[3]

Columbiana Sales Tax Renewal Measure
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 17769 62.93%
Yes 10466 37.07%
Total votes 28235 100.00%
Voter turnout 41.48%