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Summit voters will decide sales tax increase in November
Summit County Council votes to put .25%  sales tax increase on the fall ballot
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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Tim Rudell
 

Summit County Council said "yes" Monday night to putting a .25% county sales tax increase on the November ballot. If voters say "yes" to the measure in the fall, county administrators say the tax will bring in about $20 million a year. They say $13 million of that would go to improve public safety with upgrades of the jail, radio systems, and emergency dispatching. But, $7 million would be spent each year for 20 years to pay for a new downtown arena for University of Akron basketball, concerts, and other events. The arena idea is irking some residents, like David Culp of Akron, who addressed Council before the vote.

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Council approved putting the tax on the ballot by a 9-2 vote. Members William Roemer and Gloria Rogers who voted against the ballot issue said they wanted the tax to have an expiration date.


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