I ranted about the issues (proposed tax levies) here, Election 2016, Local Issues, which you may read or not as it amuses you. Some of the demands for more of my money that concern me the most are:
17. Sylvania Local School District 5.7 mills, additional, operating expenses & permanent improvements, for continuing period of time.
Not just no, but Hell No!
The avaricious idiots on the Sylvania School Board tried this one last election, and they got shot down. They've tried almost every election, and they've tried special elections. The citizens have voted against it. Now, just like a whiny child, they're back again with an even higher tax levy. The worse part about this is that it's a property tax, yet everyone votes on it.
The administration of the Sylvania Schools is overstaffed and overpaid. They've got people ironing socks and making coffee on the payroll. The teachers aren't far behind that either. They get a holiday schedule that the rest of the working world has never dreamed of, benefits that are absolutely sinful, and a very comfortable salary.
Most of our property tax money goes to the school system to keep these fat cats in cream. I've had enough of this kind of crap to last me a lifetime. I'm not paying more, and in fact my taxes should decrease, if anything.
I'm currently being forced out of my home because of these property taxes. Prospective buyers have seen my house, would like to buy it, but can't afford to live in it - because of the staggeringly high property taxes.
21. Lucas County, Imagination Station, 0.17 mill, renewal, operation and maintenance, 5 years.
No. I've been to the Imagination Station, and it's a waste. Shotgun Bob and I took Bob's son, Albert, and from that visit I learned that the Imagination Station is constructed as a primate cage. TPS dumps their school kids into the cage and calls it a field trip. The little monsters run wild for a few hours, then get picked up and taken back to their regular cage. The place is ridiculous, and the exhibits are simplified physics demonstrations constructed (as much as possible) to look like video games.
22. Lucas County, Toledo Public Library, 3.7 mills, renewal and increase, current expenses, 5 years.
Hell no. I've been to the Toledo Public Library, and it isn't a library any longer. It's a... I don't know. An indigent adult entertainment center? Inner city fat ladies sit at the computer terminals all day surfing the 'net, while their babies swing from the chandeliers and throw food and feces at anyone looking for reading materials. No, I'm not paying for this anymore. Clean the place up, police it, and then come and talk to me.