A school levy that has generated much discussion in the community will be decided at the polls Nov. 5, as will an Upper Arlington City Council election for four available seats and a school board election for two open seats.
Incumbent Debbie Johnson said if she is re-elected to Upper Arlington City Council, she'll work toward more shared-services partnerships, support economic development efforts and create strategies for containing the city's costs.
Upper Arlington City Councilman David DeCapua said he will seek to cut the city's operating costs through shared-service agreements with other communities and organizations if he is re-elected this fall.
Upper Arlington City Schools once again will face organized opposition while trying to pass an operating levy from the same group that led a grass-roots effort to defeat the district's request for a levy last November.
Leadership UA will host an Oct. 10 forum where residents can meet candidates for Upper Arlington City Council and school board and learn about the Upper Arlington school district's levy request on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Upper Arlington City Council incumbent John Adams said he hopes to be retained by voters this fall so he can continue to give back to his community and help the city resolve impending financial constraints.
Upper Arlington school leaders have made it no secret they are considering putting a school levy on this year's fall ballot after failing to convince voters to pass a 5.8-mill levy request last November.