Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kudos to Commissioner Ben Konop

According to a press release Comm. Ben Konop issued late last night, he will vote no on increasing Lucas County's conveyance tax.

Real Estate Tax Hike Set to be Voted on at Commissioners Meeting--Konop to vote NO

Konop: raising taxes by $120 on working families "unconscionable" in this economy

At Tuesday's 9:30 a.m. Lucas County Commissioners Hearing, Commissioners are set to vote on a real estate tax hike proposed by Commissioner Gerken that would raise taxes on the average home seller in Lucas County by an additional $120. Commissioner Konop will vote NO.

"It is unbelievable to me that in this economy, the worst since the Depression, we are even discussing Commissioner Gerken's proposal to raise taxes on home sales in Lucas County," stated Commissioner Konop. "This tax hike will hurt working families who are already having a tough time selling their homes and paying their bills," added Konop.

"Once again, I will forcefully oppose this tax hike, and I hope Commissioner Skeldon Wozniak will see the light and save working families from a tax increase in this horrible economy," Konop said.

It's not often that I agree with Konop's votes or proposals, but he's right on not imposing a tax increase.

The vote on the proposal will take place during today's Board of County Commissioners Meeting which begins at 9:30 a.m. It is likely that the tax will pass with the support of the other two commissioners.

In other business, the commissioners will vote on an agreement with the Toledo Science Center, formerly COSI. This is the new name of the facility and the agreement will disburse the levy dollars approved in the November election.

1 comment:

skeeter1107 said...

When Ben or any other politician get it right....then good! Way to go!

Unfortunately, it doesn't happen enough and typically it's done on a selective basis, depending on what the politician's pet project is.

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