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Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Urges Members to Vote Yes on Schools, Mental Health, Indigent Care

 Supports Mental Health, Indigent Care and Cincinnati Public Schools Tax Levies

 

CINCINNATI—August 28, 2017–After an extensive review process including its members and key stakeholders, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has endorsed passage of the Hamilton County Mental Health and Indigent Care Tax Levies, as well as the Cincinnati Public Schools Operating Levy. These levies are flat renewals and will not increase taxes on businesses or residents. 

“Without raising taxes, passage of these three levies ensures sensible and needed investment in our region’s future,” said Jill P. Meyer, president & CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “Our community is known for our ability to pull together and invest in top tier needs like education, future talent, and public health. These levies continue that commitment.”

“The Cincinnati Chamber took positions on these issues after months of research including presentations from key stakeholders, discussions with Cincinnati Chamber members and elected officials, review of the Tax Levy Review Committee reports, and participation in the public vetting process,” added Carrie Pastor, local Government Affairs manager for the Cincinnati Chamber.

Levy details:

  • The Mental Health Levy is a flat renewal for five years, equating to the renewal of $48.51 per $100,000 in residential property.
  • The Health and Human Services/Indigent Care levy is a flat renewal for five years, equating to the renewal of $50.26 per $100,000 in residential property.
  • The Cincinnati Public Schools Operating Levy is a flat renewal for five years, equating to the renewal of $248.28 per $100,000 in residential property.

The Ohio General Election is November 7, 2017. Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber grows the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati region. It does this by serving as a bold voice for the interests of its 4,000-member businesses and their more than 300,000 employees. The Chamber is committed to expanding the region's talent base by attracting new residents and finding new ways to connect employers to skilled workers. And, by harnessing the power of Cincinnati USA’s unique offerings, implementing regional vision, and through intentional inclusion in everything we do, the Chamber is on a path to help transform this region into the hottest city in America. For more information, visit www.cincinnatichamber.com.

Contact: Rich Walburg, Communications Director, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
513.579.3194 Direct, 513.205.7424 Mobile, rwalburg@cincinnatichamber.com

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