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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus


Issue 1: A Vote on Columbus' Future

The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government and the Columbus Community Coalition invite you to a moderated discussion of the proposed Columbus income tax increase.

Event Info

Monday, Jul. 20, 2009
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Palmer Hall
760 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205 map

Issue 1 in the upcoming Aug. 4 special election is a proposal by the City of Columbus to partially address the current and projected fiscal imbalance of the City’s General Fund by increasing the tax rate on personal earned income by from 2 to 2.5 percent. Whether or not Columbus voters support Issue 1, the outcome of this special election will have a significant impact on Columbus residents and workers and their neighborhoods for years to come.

Join us for a moderated public discussion of Issue 1, featuring prominent speakers presenting both sides of the issue. Sponsored by the nonpartisan Franklin County Consortium for Good Government, organizer of "Meet the Candidates" forums throughout central Ohio since 1991, and the Columbus Community Coalition, and supported by the Society of Professional Journalists (Central Ohio Pro Chapter), this free event will provide the public with an opportunity to question speakers.

The moderator for this special event will be Carol Luper, ABC6 and Fox 28 News reporter.

For more information, e-mail the Coalition or call (614) 219-9622.

Parking is free. The League of Women Voters is a proud member of the Franklin County Consortium.

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