How will the community benefit from increased revenues?

An increase in property tax revenues will allow the County to continue addressing the Council’s strategic priorities of environmental sustainability, workforce housing, transportation and mental wellness & substance abuse and continue providing the level of service that residents have come to expect.

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1. What types of services are paid for from the General and Municipal Funds?
2. Will this impact primary and secondary property owners differently?
3. When was the last time Summit County increased property tax revenues?
4. Will residents get to vote on this increase?
5. Why is a tax rate increase needed?
6. How will the community benefit from increased revenues?
7. How long will this increase sustain the County?
8. What will happen if the Council decides not to increase revenues?
9. Are there cost savings we haven’t realized yet? Have we tightened our belts enough?
10. We voted to increase the sales tax last year for road maintenance and improvements. How is this different?
11. Why is the County looking to raise property tax revenues when open space purchases are being made?