November 6, 2018 General Election:
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Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal) Delaware County District Library Delaware, Franklin, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Delaware County District Library, Delaware, Franklin, Marion, Morrow and Union Counties, Ohio for the purpose of current expenses 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 15 years, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020.
Proposed Tax Levy (Additional) Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities Delaware County, Ohio A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. An additional tax for the benefit of Delaware County for the purposes of the operation of community programs and services authorized by county boards of developmental disabilities, and for the acquisition, construction, renovation, financing, maintenance, and operation of developmental disabilities facilities 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 a continuing period of time, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.
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On the May 8th, 2018 Primary, the following Issues passed:
Delaware County Senior Services Levy
Officials say in-home care and other services for seniors in Delaware County will continue to improve as voters strongly supported a 5-year replacement levy that includes a tax increase.
With all precincts reporting, 72 percent of voters had voted for an existing 1.2-mill levy with a 0.1-mill increase that will cost property owners about an additional $3.50 for each $100,000 of property value annually. Residents currently pay about $32 a year to SourcePoint, the agency that administers senior programs such as Meals on Wheels.
The new levy will generate about $9.3 million a year, an increase of about $900,000.
That increase will help raise money for a variety of programs, including in-home care, transportation and medical needs, along with an array of services at its senior center on Cheshire Road.
The existing levy was last approved by voters five years ago, but much of the county’s growth is occurring in the southern townships where younger families have moved in.
Issue 1 – Fair Districts (Anti-Gerrymandering)
Ohio’s Issue 1 Gerrymandering reform proposal passed overwhelmingly (74.8% Yes to 25.2% No) during the state’s primary election, through the ballot initiative process. The backing from both state parties was clearly enough to convince voters that this was a deal worth supporting.
The new redistricting process, which affects how Ohio draws its congressional district lines, will be used when those lines are next redrawn, after the 2020 Census.
- Mandates bipartisan approval for ten-year congressional maps
- Institutes strict anti-gerrymandering criteria if the parties couldn’t agree. For example, it will help keep our communities together by limiting the number of splits of counties, cities, and townships.
- Requires transparency and opportunities for input including public hearings and citizen map submissions.
This ballot initiative will go into effect after the 2020 census data is compiled and maps are redistricted overall, according to numbers of Congressional seats, Ohio counties and population densities. There is a lawsuit now filed, however, by the ACLU, to implement this ballot initiative prior to 2020.