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Toledo says NO to tax allocation and council reduction

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September 16, 2009

TOLEDO, Ohio: The Toledo Income Tax Allocation, Issue 1 and Toledo City Council Reduction, Issue 2 were narrowly defeated on Tuesday. Issue 1 was defeated 53.96% to 46.04%, while Issue 2 was defeated 52.69% to 47.32%. Issue 1 proposed allowing for funds from the capitol improvement fund to be transferred to the general fund. In other words, the already collected 3/4 cent income tax would be divided between the police, fire and other safety department responsibilities and the Toledo general fund. Issue 2, on the other hand, proposed reducing the city council from 12 members to 9 city council members.[1]

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* September 15, 2009 ballot measures in Ohio