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Upper Arlington council OKs income-tax hike for November ballot

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Upper Arlington voters in November will decide whether the city’s income tax should be increased by 0.5 percentage point.

Upper Arlington City Council on Monday, July 14, voted 6-1 to place on the ballot a measure that, if approved, would increase the city’s income tax from 2 percent to 2.5 percent. The 0.5 percentage point would represent a 25-percent increase.

City officials and the majority of council said the income-tax increase would provide an additional $3.5 million in revenue that would be applied to the city’s streets, stormwater systems and other infrastructure.

Councilman Erik Yassenoff cast the lone dissenting vote, saying he'd rather seek a property-tax increase.

Read the full story in the July 17 edition of ThisWeek.

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