Willoughby-Eastlake Seeks to Renew a Current “Emergency Levy” as a “SUBSTITUTE LEVY.”
Willoughby-Eastlake will be on the ballot on November 7, 2017. We will be asking voters to transition a current “Emergency Levy” to a “SUBSTITUTE LEVY.” It will NOT increase taxes, and in fact, this change will save money. In off-year elections, when it is necessary for the district to be on the ballot, the district must pay for that opportunity. It is expensive to be on the ballot.
Operating on a cycle of levy renewals can disrupt consistent tax collections.
Converting our current emergency levy to a substitute levy will allow the district to ensure precise planning for responsible spending WITHOUT A TAX INCREASE.
Will my taxes increase?
The substitute levy will NOT increase taxes.
What is a SUBSTITUTE LEVY?
Emergency levies can be changed to a substitute levy. This type of levy does not increase the originally voted upon tax. If approved, the district will substitute the term of the levy from "every 5 years" to "a continuing period of time."
Why should we convert an emergency levy to a SUBSTITUTE LEVY?
It is expensive to be on the ballot. In off-year elections, when it is necessary for the district to be on the ballot, the district must pay for that opportunity. It is expensive to be on the ballot. Passing this initiative will leave that money in the general fund for classroom instruction or maintenance of facilities.