POLL: Which Side Makes Better Case for Shaker's Finances?
City officials and Shaker Heights Taxpayers Union issued statements on whether the city needs an income tax increase. Which side makes a better case?
The City of Shaker Heights and an independent group have each released material supporting their opinions in the past 10 days regarding the Aug. 7 income tax vote.
Mayor Earl Leiken crafted a letter stating the city's need for an additional $6 million from a 0.5 percent income tax increase. All members of Shaker Heights City Council signed it. Last week, the Shaker Heights Taxpayers Union issued a statement with graphs and charts suggesting that the city had inflated its financial needs and that various services.
Be sure to view both documents by clicking 'PDFS' to the right.
Once you read them, vote in our poll below. Which group makes the best case for its view on the city's need for an income tax increase.