TODAY: Shaker Heights Mayor Earl Leiken, Taxpayers Union President to Appear on NPR
Radio will be the forum for the two to voice opinions on the Aug. 7 income tax vote
Both sides of the city's Aug. 7 income tax issue will be represented this morning on Cleveland's NPR affiliate.
Shaker Heights Mayor Earl Leiken and Mark Zetzer, president of the Shaker Heights Taxpayers Union, are scheduled to appear on "The Sound of Ideas," a show on 90.3 WCPN that begins at 9 a.m.
The show will be streamed on WCPN's website. At 9 a.m. be sure to click here to view the video stream.
Leiken and Zetzer will be in studio for the entire hour-long show. Zetzer's group opposes the city's request for an income tax increase from 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent. Leiken wrote a letter this month detailing services that would be cut if voters don't approve the measure. Zetzer applauded a city resident who deemed the letter a "scare tactic."
Their disagreement regarding city finances also led to litigation. A federal judge last week ruled that the SHTU has the right to use a parodied version of the city's logo in its campaign material. The city previously threatened to sue the group over use of the logo.
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