Emeral Reckless stands to gain between $75/100M over the next 10 years if this passes. People often proclaim, "But I LOVE the Metroparks!" Bet they wouldn't feel that way if they knew that the system is GURANTEED double its current household annual tax funding via this special levy, WHICH IS NOT NEEDED TO MAINTAIN ITS CURRENT SERVICES! This is guaranteed IN SPITE OF PROPERTY VALUES DROPPING! Plain Dealer reports: "David Kuntz, the Metroparks' chief financial officer . . .according his conservative estimate, they need to consider a minimum of 2.6 mills per year for the next decade to maintain existing operating standards.
"The 2.6 mills would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $92 annually, or about $1.80 a week.
The current millage rate raises $52.7 million per year, while the increased rate would reap $71.5 million.
IMPORTANT, BECAUSE THIS PROVES YOU'LL PAY MORE, IRONICALLY, IN SPITE OF DECREASED PROPERTY VALUES: "The increase is necessary, Kuntz said, to offset inflation and declining property values. . . .a drop in property worth triggers an increase in the millage rate. . . .
ATTEND BOARD MEETINGS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE: "He said the park system is continuing to collect community feedback and the levy will be discussed at the next two board meetings, on July 11 and 25."