Mayor Reacts: Issue 1 Passes by Wide Margin (Updated at 9:23 p.m.)
Real-time results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Issue 1 has passed by a large margin in unofficial election results.
Results show that Issue 1, a measure to increase the income tax rate by 0.5 percent to 2.25 percent, has passed 64 to 36 percent.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has counted all precincts.
"Today's vote makes me very proud to be a resident of Shaker Heights," Mayor Earl Leiken wrote in an email sent to residents just minutes after the results were posted.
"In the face of reductions imposed by Columbus which have been devastating to our community, our citizens have stood up and fought successfully to preserve their quality of life," he added.
He even addressed the residents who opposed Issue 1, calling them "a critical part of our community, adding, "You share with us an interest in preserving the quality of life in Shaker Heights and we want you to know that we share with you a concern about the cost of living in the community."
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We will follow up with more election coverage tonight and Wednesday.