Upper Arlington News

Upper Arlington council OKs income-tax hike for November ballot


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.