What is Issue 23?

The Cuyahoga County Executive and Council are asking voters to approve a renewal of the 4.8 mill Health and Human Services on the March 15, 2016 ballot. Issue 23 protects services to citizens throughout the County, children, seniors, families and residents throughout the County who are in crisis. Last year, over 200,000 families used a health and human service program.


Funding goes for services for our most vulnerable citizens: children, seniors, families and people in crisis across Cuyahoga County. Over 200,000 residents of Cuyahoga County are helped every year.
Health and Human Service levy funds provide services throughout Cuyahoga County, including:
  • Emergency services like MetroHealth’s premier Level One Trauma and Burn Center.
  • MetroHealth Life Flight and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • Services and programs to protect children at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • Home health care and services to help senior citizens live independently.
  • Counseling and treatment programs for children with behavioral health or drug problems.
  • Pre-kindergarten and health programs to make sure children enter school healthy, prepared and ready to learn.
  • Crisis services for our most vulnerable citizens, whenever the need arises.
NO. Issue 23 is NOT a tax increase, it is a renewal and will NOT cost taxpayers any more.
Defeat of the levy will result in the loss of $200 million in funding annually and will mean across-the-board cuts in programming that will put thousands of children, seniors and families from across the county at risk.
The residential rate of this renewal levy is 4.8 mills. The cost per owner will not increase. The cost to the owner of a $100,000 home will be $147.00 per year.
This is a 4.8 mill renewal levy which will take effect in 2017.
Yes. Cuyahoga County has two voted levies of 4.8 and 3.9 mills that together support the core health and human services of county government. The 2016 levy will provide almost $130 million for core services for a period of 8 years.
No. You can go here and use the Vote by Mail link to get a Vote by Mail application. Applications are also available at your library or by calling the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 216.443.3298.
Issue 23 has the unanimous support of the County Council and County Executive as well as the support of [when endorsed: business, labor, faith and community organizations] across the Cuyahoga County. Go here for a full list of supporters.

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