TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Lucas County Commissioners met Tuesday to approve three levies to place on the November ballot.
On the agenda are the following levies:
-1.85 mill levy for Children's Services Board
-.17 mill renewal levy for Imagination Station
-1 mill levy for Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
These levies are in addition to levies for the Metroparks and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.
Pete Gerken, president of the board of the county commissioners, says the levies are necessary, but it was a tough decision.
"The de-evaluation certainly has taken its toll on the funding sources. When you lose 13 percent, that's a really big bite. Plus, the state has really shut off money to these local agencies, so, it's a tough decision for property owners, but it's a necessary proposition. They're gonna have to vote on this. We hope they understand the value of these organizations," said Gerken.
Gerken says he trusts voters to make the right decision.
"It's levy heavy. Let's say, between school levies and the city has one to put on for the parks, I think everyone knows that this is a presidential year election, a lot of voters are going to be out there so we do get levy heavy, but I trust the voters to figure out what's appropriate," said Gerken.
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