When lives are on the line, we call Tallmadge Fire and Safety Forces.
Now it's our turn to answer the call. On November 5, vote "YES" on Issue 45, a 0.25% City of Tallmadge income tax increase which will generate $1.2M for fire and safety forces.
Consider the Need
Who will be affected?
PLEASE ANSWER THE CALL!
Without this critical funding, Fire and Safety readiness will suffer — unable to improve our aging fleet and facilities or increase staff. A "YES" vote on Issue 45 says “YES!” to our family, friends and city. It’s our responsibility.
Q: Is Issue 45 a property tax levy?
A: No, Issue 45 is not a property tax levy. Homeowners will not see an increase in their property taxes from this income tax increase.
Q: If I live in Tallmadge and work in Akron, will this income tax increase affect me?
A: No, you will not see an increase in income tax on your paycheck. Currently, the City of Tallmadge has a 2% income tax rate, and the new Tallmadge rate will be 2.25%. The City of Akron is currently at 2.5%, which is higher than in Tallmadge.
Q: When was the last time the City of Tallmadge Public Safety forces asked for a levy or income tax proposal on the ballot?
A: 2007 - TWELVE YEARS AGO!
Q: What happened to the levy funds from Issue 49 in 2007?
A: The City prioritized operational needs and hired three full-time Firefighter/Medics with the previous property tax levy funds.
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