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VOTE NO TO SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX LEVY, ISSUE 4, ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:04.
VOTE NO TO SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX LEVY, ISSUE 4, ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014!
FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!
On September 24, 2014, the Board of Education of CMSD (Cleveland Metropolitan School District) met at JFK High School, 17100 Harvard Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44128 for their monthly meeting.
Speaking in the Public Session, the Board was told because of multiple irregularities in the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project (sustained and collusive inaction; denial of due process; vote rigging; cooking of financial numbers; sustained stonewalling: running out the clock with incessant delays extending into months; reminder, after reminder, after reminder; and legal gobbledygook), our campaign (representing over 2,400 petitioners) was urging voters of Cleveland to “VOTE NO TO TAX LEVY, ISSUE 4” on November 4, 2014.
Here is the official language for Issue 4, as per Cuyahoga County Board of Elections:
ISSUE 4 PROPOSED BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY
CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
Shall the Cleveland Municipal School District be authorized to do the following:
(1) Issue bonds for the purpose of constructing, renovating, remodeling, enlarging, furnishing, equipping and otherwise improving school district buildings and facilities and acquiring, clearing, equipping and otherwise improving school district building and facility sites in the principal amount of $200,000,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and levy a property tax outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county fiscal officer to average over the bond repayment period 2 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to 20 cents for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?
(2) Levy an additional property tax to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of general permanent improvements at a rate not exceeding 0.5 mill for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to 5 cents for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015?
Link to article in The Plain Dealer by Patrick O'Donnell
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