By Fallon Glick, Multi- Media Journalist - bio | email
Tonight was all about informing the residents of Findlay about the proposed income tax so that they can make and educated and informed decision on issue number three.
The American Association of University Women at Findlay want the community to have an increased understanding of the proposed quarter-percent income tax.
The income tax was temporarily increased from 1 percent to 1.25 percent three years ago. The mayor is now asking residents to make that quarter percent permanent. She says the tax is imperative because expenses are growing at twice the rate of revenue.
If the tax does not pass, almost 50 city employees will be laid off, including firefighters, police officers, and paramedics.
A group called citizens for Findlay opposes the tax issue. The group was also invited to the forum to give their viewpoints on the income tax but they did not attend.