By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Findlay, Ohio -
Last Thursday, Findlay administrators, including Mayor Lydia Mihalik, discussed a possible contingency plan if the quarter percent income tax renewal fails. The current quarter percent income tax will sunset at the end of the year, keeping council and city administration busy as they attempted to come up with options for 2013.
Mayor Mihalik describes two very different situations when she talks about city cuts with the voter's approval, and city cuts if residents vote down the tax renewal. If the income tax renewal is voted down, cuts will need to be made, cuts Mayor Mihalik says will be focused around city services. That would mean cuts in the police and fire departments, cutbacks in recreational spending, and cuts in street maintenance, which includes plowing the roads in the Winter.