In the last 12 years the tax rates in Lucas County have increased, poverty has increased, meanwhile population has decreased. It does not seem to me that the status quo is working. That is why I am asking for your vote on November 8th to allow me to be your change agent.
I want to talk to you about the financial stability of our county. My concern is we are at the highest level of sales tax allowed by the state of 7.25%. It is expected that our revenue increase will be 7%, but our expenses are expected to rise by 6.9% during the same time period. At some point I expect our expenses to exceed our revenue. With us already at the highest level of tax allowed, we will have to look to cutting the quality of the services you expect from county services.