Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Trash tax ban also on the ballot

Issue 47 gives voters a say in this important battle

For the past three years, the City Manager and Mayor have tried to balance their bloated budget on the backs of Cincinnati residents by charging a new tax collection fee -- forgetting that we pay earnings taxes already to pay for that service!

Once again, liberals on Council supported the proposal, and only a forceful lobbying effort by COAST and others stopped the new tax each year.

Again, Christopher Smitherman and the NAACP toiled over the spring and summer to stop the fee, collecting signatures on a Charter Amendment to ban the tax. COAST provided assistance and helped collect signatures.

The issue will appear on the Cincinnati ballot as Issue 47. Voters must vote "Yes" to stop the trash tax.

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