The only countywide issue on the May 6 ballot is Issue 10, a half-mill, 10-year operating and improvement levy for the Portage Parks that would cost the owner of a $100,000 property about $17.50 per year.
Perhaps it is a modest request. However, people that don't go to parks won't benefit.
I understand what it's like to operate on a shoestring budget. Many seniors are finding it to be challenging.
In Streetsboro, the school issue that passed recently has increased property taxes. In 2013. I was finally old enough to qualify for the Homestead Exemption, only to have taxes raised significantly because of the levy. Now we are asked to embrace yet another levy.
Every year, my water and sewer bills increase. My home and car insurance increase.
The library has asked for money, only to be turned down and had to cut hours, etc., because of reduced funding.
We, as voters, can vote yes or no. If the majority says "Yes," it's not fair to the minority.
Perhaps what would be far to all is to charge admission to the ones who will benefit by the passage of the levy.
I cannot afford any more increases to my budget.
Mary Alice Trimmer, Streetsboro