County Sales Tax Continuation (May 2010)

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There was a County Sales Tax Continuation measure on the May 4 ballot in Columbiana County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 10,179 (63.63%)Approveda
  • NO 5,819 (36.37%)[1]

This measure sought to continue the one percent sales tax that is currently in place in the county. This measure was also voted on in November of 2009 but was defeated. Officials wanted the term "continuation" on the ballot so that residents understood that they would not be getting more taxes added on but would instead just be renewing a tax already in place.[2] If approved, this sales tax would be in place for a further five years beginning January 1, 2011.[3] Officials also were trying to ensure that voters were aware of the issue and situation if the tax id not get approval. This tax generates nearly 44 percent of the county's budget and if it did not get renewed would mean big issues after for running the county. County commissioners noted that they are aware that it is hard to ask for continuation of taxes, but were hoping resident see the importance of this tax for everyone.[4]