Your UA property taxes will increase to the schools.
The City's estimated community center cost of $54,000,000 doesn't include bond interest which adds another $21,500,000.
The ballot language focuses on costs to "build" a community center, while omitting significant costs to operate the facility..
The City estimates that only 16% of UA households will join a community center. Property taxes will increase on 84% of UA residents who aren't members..
The City is including 50,000 sq.. ft. of office space hoping that business rents will cover costs. If this risky bet fails, taxpayers will have to make up the difference.
According to a recent (April, 2021) study, US News ranked Upper Arlington High School tenth among central Ohio high schools. We were surpassed by Bexley, Olentangy, Dublin Jerome, Grandview Heights, Olentangy LIberty, Columbus Alternative, New Albany, Orange, and Dublin Coffman.
As UA School Board President Drees stated at the November, 2020 meeting, the schools would have to raise taxes for the community center.
Given their sagging performance, UA schools cannot afford to forfeit much needed tax dollars through the community center TIF.
Arlington Citizens for Truth in Taxation have researched a white paper detailing the financials of Issue 2 and if it is approved, what it means to you.
Click below to read it. If you're on a mobile device, just click on the image below. If you're on a PC, click on the page arrow below the image.
Paid for by Arlington Citizens for Truth in Taxation, Omar Ganoom, Treasurer, 1589 Stanford Road, Columbus OH 43212