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WATCH: Shaker Heights Mayor Earl Leiken Speaks About Issue 1 Passage

The mayor speaks at his watch party after voters approve the city's 0.5 percent income tax increase

Mayor Earl Leiken hosted nearly 30 guests Tuesday night at his Colby Road home to watch the results of Issue 1 in . When news arrived that the income tax increase by 64 to 36 percent, the crowd applauded and seemingly felt a sense of relief.

A speech was in order.

The mayor thanked the campaign team, council and more. The issue will bring in an additional $6 million to the city by raising the income tax rate from 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent.

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