When requesting an issues-only ballot in the primary election, a voter will be kept from being registered as a member of the any political party and be permitted to vote on issues only.
The issues-only ballot for the March 17 primary election contains two issues.
Issue 1 – City of Toledo Income Tax Levy – enacting a 1 ¼ income tax starting July 1, 2020 and running through December 31, 2030
Text on ballot: Shall the Ordinance repealing the City’s temporary three-quarters percent (3/4%) municipal income tax levy effective July 1, 2020 and enacting a one and one quarter percent (1 1/4%) levy on income for the period commencing on July 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2030, and for forty percent (40%) of the proceeds of that levy to be used to pay costs of improving city roads, residential streets, sidewalks and other public infrastructure and capital improvements related to debt service, and prohibiting any transfer of such proceeds for the General Fund purposes, and for sixty percent (60%) of the levy proceeds to be allocated to the General Fund to pay the costs of providing police and fire protection, parks and recreation services and other general municipal operations, and to support pre-kindergarten education for residents of the City, which levy shall be in addition to the City’s one percent and one-half percent levies on income that are in effect for a continuing period of time, be passed?
Issue 3 – TARTA Transit Authority Tax Levy– Renewal of property tax not to exceed 1 mill. First due in 2022 to run for 10 years.
Text on ballot: A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority for all purposes of TARTA, other than bond debt charges, at a rate not exceeding one (1.0) mill for each dollar of valuation, which amounts to ten (10) cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for ten (10) years, commencing in 2021, first due in calendar year 2022.