LWV encourages yes vote on Westlake Issue 64
Westlake fire and police departments have ever-increasing demands for the protections they provide as the city grows in both population and structures. Recognizing this, the Westlake/North Olmsted Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland urges Westlake citizens to join them in supporting Issue 64, the 0.9 mill renewal levy that is on the Westlake ballot for Nov. 3.
Voters have approved this 0.9 mill levy every 5 years since 1966. While the levy proceeds fund only 14 full-time employees, it has proved to be an important support to the safety services budget as state money for local governments has diminished. Fire and police operations and programs account for almost 40 percent of Westlake’s city budget.
– Janice B. Patterson, Chair, Westlake/North Olmsted Chapter, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland
Chair, Westlake/North Olmsted Chapter, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland