Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246
At a public hearing on Wednesday you will have a chance to give your two cents on the proposed Hamilton County sales tax increase. Citizens will be allowed two minutes to speak on the issue. It will be packed so come early.
As you may have heard, Hamilton County Commissioners are going to vote on whether to raise sales taxes to support a repair and renovation of Union Terminal and Music Hall.
This sales tax increase is a concern on many levels. Firstly, the proposal overwhelmingly counts on a sales tax increase. There is a small contribution from the City of Cincinnati and donors, but most of the money comes from the tax increase.
The second problem, these buildings are owned by the City of Cincinnati. They are only pitching in 10 million of the proposed 380 million dollar project. The owners of the building need to step up and take care of the property they own.
A great interview with Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann addresses this issue.
Action: If you can’t make the hearing, please contact the Hamilton County Commissioners to tell them your opinion about this sales tax increase. The pro side of this issue has sent more than 2,000 emails in support of this tax increase. We need to make sure our opinions are part of the conversation. email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Opinion: To help us do our job of providing you information, can you take this super quick survey to help give us information about how you feel about this tax: Take our quick survey about Music Hall-Union Terminal Tax Here
For more information on this issue, including the history of renovation costs for Union Terminal and Music Hall please visit http://www.empoweruohio.org/factsheet.pdf.