Reasons not to vote for school levy

To the Editor:

Recently an article in the Heights Observer explain[ed] a new food giveaway program for Heights residen[ts]. Evidently a substantial [number] of friends and neighbors can’t afford to feed their own families.  

There are an increasing number of residents who are becoming tax delinquent because of our increasingly higher tax rate.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to sell homes in the area for fair market value. Prospective buyers are discouraged when they become aware of the extremely high tax rates and less-than-stellar school system. This situation leads to more rental properties, which destroy the substance of our neighborhoods. 

An increase in property tax will further increase hardships in our community.

We all know that CH-UH school system employees earn a very good salary. The school system must take drastic steps to control [its] spending and be [a] responsible partner in our community.

Dennis Fioritto

Dennis Fioritto
University Heights

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 12:43 PM, 11.01.2016