2022 Issues & Levies Information

There are six issues going before voters in the City of Toledo during the November 8, 2022 general election.

Issue 1 – Ohio Constitution Amendment – Bail

Summary: A constitutional amendment requiring courts to consider factors like public safety when setting the amount of bail. The amendment would:

  • Require Ohio courts, when setting the amount of bail, to consider public safety, including the seriousness of the offense, as well as a person’s criminal record, the likelihood a person will return to court, and any other factor the Ohio General Assembly may prescribe.
  • Remove the requirement that the procedures for establishing the amount and conditions of bail be determined by the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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Issue 2 – Ohio Constitution Amendment – Non-Elector Voting

Summary: A constitutional amendment to prohibit local governments from allowing non-electors to vote. The proposed amendment would:

  • Require that only a citizen of the United States, who is at least 18 years of age and who has been a legal resident and registered voter for at least 30 days, can vote at any state or local election held in this state.
  • Prohibit local governments from allowing a person to vote in local elections if they are not legally qualified to vote in state elections.

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Issue 7 – Property Tax Levy – Metroparks Toledo

Summary: Property Tax Renewal of 0.9 mills for acquiring, operating, improving, conserving, and protecting new and existing Metropark lands for a 10 year period first collected in 2022

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Issue 10 – Property Tax Levy – Imagination Station

Summary: Property Tax Renewal of 0.17 mills for the operation and maintenance of the Imagination Station, Toledo’s non-profit science center, and Facility to promote the sciences for a 5 year period first collected in 2023

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Issue 11 – Property Tax Levy – Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

Summary: Property Tax Renewal of 3.7 mills for current expenses for a 5 year period first collected in 2023

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Issue 21 – Toledo Charter Amendments

Summary: A set of twelve charter amendments which must be approved on an “all or nothing” basis. The proposed amendments would:

  • Make the Charter of the City of Toledo amendment process consistent with the process set forth in the Ohio Constitution
  • Remove the requirement that a candidate who has filed a nominating petition for a primary election must also file a written acceptance of nomination with election authorities.
  • Allow City Council to determine the terms of employment for its officers and employees, including matters such as hiring, discipline, and termination.
  • Remove the requirement that 500 copies of the Mayor’s budget estimate be printed and instead require that printed copies be made available upon request.
  • Remove an unconstitutional city residency requirement for employees; and to clarify that members of city boards and commissioners shall be city residents unless City Council grants a waiver.
  • Reduce the number of signatures required for electors to initiate an ordinance from 12 percent to 7 percent of the total number of votes cast for all candidates for Mayor at the most recent general municipal election at which the Mayor was elected.
  • Reduce the number of signatures required for electors to subject an ordinance to referendum from 12 percent to 7 percent of the total number of votes cast for all candidates for Mayor at the most recent general municipal election at which the Mayor was elected.
  • Clarify that if a City Council member is appointed to serve the remainder of a City Council term, that the service in the appointed role will not count against the 12-year limitation on consecutive service; and to increase the number of consecutive terms a person may serve as Mayor from two to three.
  • Designate that City Council employees, assistants, and staff are members of the unclassified service; and to clarify that the Mayor’s executive and administrative staff and assistants are members of the unclassified service.
  • Allow the use of City funds to improve all streets, whether or not they were previously unimproved.
  • State that no contract shall be executed or purchase made involving an expenditure of $25,000 or more unless first authorized by appropriate legislation. This represents an increase from the existing $10,000 threshold.
  • Clarify the various methods by which a public improvement may be made, including any manner authorized by both state statute and City ordinance; and to require that public improvements be made in a manner that promotes diversity, inclusion, and fair labor practices.

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