League supports Health and Human Services levy renewal

To the Editor:

The League of Women Voters strongly supports Issue #15, the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services levy on the May 4, 2010 primary election ballot. This is a renewal of the current 2.9 mill levy, with no tax increase. It amounts to 29 cents for every one hundred dollars of valuation, and will be in place for four years, commencing in 2010, first due in calendar year 2011.

Issue #15 will generate vital funds for the care and protection of several hundred thousand people every year in every community in Cuyahoga County. It will ensure the continuation of critically important services, including emergency services at MetroHealth Medical Center, Lfe Flight, the Severe Burn Treatment Center, and Northeast Ohio's only Level 1 Trauma Center. Services funded by the levy include health and social service programs that benefit children, senior citizens, the disabled, and the poor. It is a much-needed helping hand in these difficult times.

For these reasons, the Leagues of Women Voters of the Cleveland Area, Cuyahoga Area, and Shaker Heights recommend a "Yes" vote for Issue #15 on May 4.


Susan Jankite

Co-President, League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 4:34 PM, 03.26.2010