The group "Citizens for Findlay", oppose Findlay mayor Lydia Mihalik's quarter percent tax renewal. The group says that the mayor is using scare tactics and panic scenarios like they do in Washington to help pass the tax renewal.
Mihalik said "the big difference between Washington and Findlay is that Washington has much bigger problems then here and what were going to try and deal with our own issues. What your going to hear us talk about are real numbers and facts, because they are the numbers we deal with all the time. We are going to refrain from personal attacks because no one wins when that happens. The community will win when they pass the renewal."
Also Citizens for Findlay criticized mayor Mihalik and her administration for not having a budget plan for the 2013 fiscal year. The group thinks the Mihalik administration shouldn't be asking taxpayers for more money without having a budget in place.
Mihalik said "budgets are usually formed in the last quarter of the year, its not something that is done in the middle of the year because there are many things that could change, like revenue and they way we provide services could change you never really know."
If Findlay residents approve the renewal... They won't see any changes in the taxes they currently pay. If it's voted down. Mayor Mihalik says the city will have to operate on 4.2 million dollars less than this year. Which could cause more cuts to safety service jobs.
Mihalik said "you can't get much more lean. We are defiantly looking at the closer of a fire station and the possibility of only having three trucks to protect the city instead of six like we have now it could be a much different Findlay."
Mayor Mihalik says she would like everyone in the city to be informed about the tax renewal before election day