2018 Issues & Levies Information

Issue 1 – Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation

Text: “To Reduce Penalties for Crimes of Obtaining, Possessing, and Using Illegal Drugs

If adopted, the amendment would:

• Require sentence reductions of incarcerated individuals, except individuals incarcerated for murder, rape, or child molestation, by up to 25% if the individual participates in rehabilitative, work, or educational programming.
• Mandate that criminal offenses of obtaining, possessing, or using any drug such as fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, and other controlled substances cannot be classified as a felony, but only a misdemeanor.
• Prohibit jail time as a sentence for obtaining, possessing, or using such drugs until an individual’s third offense within 24 months.
• Allow an individual convicted of obtaining, possessing, or using any such drug prior to the effective date of the amendment to ask a court to reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor, regardless of whether the individual has completed the sentence.
• Require any available funding, based on projected savings, to be applied to state-administered rehabilitation programs and crime victim funds.
• Require a graduated series of responses, such as community service, drug treatment, or jail time, for minor, non-criminal probation violations.

Full text of the proposed amendment.

Issue 5 – Toledo Public Schools – renewal 6.67 mills for EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS for ten years

Text: “Shall a levy renewing an existing levy be imposed by the Toledo City School District for the purpose of providing for the emergency requirements of the School District in the sum of $15,700,000 and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the County Auditor to average 6.67 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts $0.667 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of ten  years, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020?”

Issue 6 – Toledo Public Schools – renewal 5.8 mills for current expenses and permanent improvements for five years

Text: “A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Toledo City School District for the purpose of providing funds for current operating expenses and general permanent improvements at a rate not exceeding 5.8 mills (4.3 mills of which is allocated to current expenses and 1.5 mills of which is allocated to general permanent improvements) for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.58 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020.”

Issue 9 – Lucas County – renewal 1.85 mills, Children Services for ten years

Text: “A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the County of Lucas for the purpose of the support of children services and the care and placement of children at a rate not exceeding 1.85 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.185 for
each one hundred dollars of valuation, for ten years, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.

Issue 10 – Lucas County – Bond Issue $185 million, 1.37 mills for construction of jail for 37 years

Text: “Shall bonds be issued by the County of Lucas for the purpose of constructing, furnishing and equipping a new County jail and behavioral health assessment center and acquiring, clearing, improving and equipping the sites thereof in the principal amount of $185,000,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 1.37 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.137 for each one hundred dollars of tax evaluation, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds and to pay debt charges on any notes issue in anticipation of those bonds?

Issue 11 – Lucas County – renewal 1 mill, Mental Health Services for ten years

Text: “A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the County of Lucas for the purpose of the operation of mental health programs and alcohol and drug addiction programs by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for ten years, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.”

Issue 12 – Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority – renewal .4 mills for economic and job development programs for five years

Text: “A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority for the purpose of the Port Authority including its economic and jobs development programs at a rate not exceeding 0.4 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.04 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020.

Issue 15 – City of Toledo – Regional Water Commission Charter Amendment

Text: “Shall the Charter of the City of Toledo be amended to add Chapter XV entitled “Regional Water Commission” that creates a Regional Water Commission, sets forth the composition of that Commission, establishes certain processes for selection of Commission officers, conduct of Commission meetings, and defines powers and duties of the Commission, pursuant to Res. 289-18?

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