Voters in multiple counties endorse levy hike

Voters in Erie, Ottawa, Huron and Lorain counties strongly endorsed EHOVE’s efforts on Tuesday, approving the school’s levy request, according to unofficial election results.
Tom Jackson
Nov 6, 2013


The vote means the school’s 0.27-mill levy will go up to 0.5 mills. The replacement levy is expected to generate $1.5 million a year for EHOVE Career Center.

“We’re thrilled that the voters recognize the hard work EHOVE Career Center does every day for high school and adult students,” superintendent Sharon Mastroianni said.

The school has enjoyed a history of strong support, she said.

“We have been very, very fortunate to have positive reports from our community about the work that we do,” she said. “It’snot just from the voters, but also our local business partners endorse the work.

“We believe we’re an important part of the local economy. So I think voters and business partners see the direct impact of the work that we do,” she said.

EHOVE Career Center levy
0.5-mill, permanent replacement levy to fund general operations
• COST: Owner of a $100,000 home would pay $17.50 a year
FOR: 13,993
AGAINST: 8,461



Too bsd this passed. It replaces a fixed term levy with a permanent one, which will never be recalculated based on changing property values. Thus, in a few years they'll be asking for yet more permanent millage "to keep up with inflation" but it will exceed what is needed to account for inflation, because they know most voters won't do the math. And so begins the merry go round of ever increasing millage without any accountability.