Vote ‘no’ on city tax levy


Vote no on the Urbana city income tax issue. Replacing the 0.4 percent Emergency Services tax with a full 1 percent tax will cause our total city income tax to increase by 43 percent. Passing this tax would allow reallocating general budget money from Emergency Services to other items; while only modestly increasing the Emergency Services budget. The improving economy is already increasing revenue through the current tax rate; as evidenced by the city’s confidence in purchasing the Fifth Third Bank property. Passing this large tax would make it more difficult for people to support future requests from other entities needing money.

Brian Wonn

Urbana