North Royalton City Council says ‘vote for Issue 23’; Renewal levy supports MetroHealth services, families and individuals in crisis

City council has formally expressed its unanimous support, in the form of a resolution, for Issue 23, the Cuyahoga Health and Human Services levy on the March 15 ballot.

This 4.8-mill levy, often referred to as a good Samaritan levy, is not a tax increase but is a renewal that officials say will ensure the children, seniors, families and individuals who are in crisis continue to receive critical care through various county programs, programs that last year alone helped more than 200,000 residents of Cuyahoga County.

The renewal, which will take effect in 2017, will not increase the cost to residents. The cost to the owner of a $100,000 home is approximately $147 per year.