CLEVELAND METROPARKS LEVY ISSUE 80 PASSES
Posted: November 06, 2013
Voters in Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township approved a 10-year, 2.7 mil levy to help maintain and operate Cleveland Metroparks nearly 23,000 acres which includes 18 reservations, miles of trails and the Zoo. With over 95 percent of precincts reporting, Issue 80 had the support of nearly 70 percent of the voters. A simple majority was needed to pass.
"Park District residents have told us that our parks are worth it and we are so grateful for their support," said Brian Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks CEO. "We also thank our Board of Park Commissioners and the hundreds of campaign volunteers who drove this campaign with hard work and determination."
The levy generates approximately 62% of Cleveland Metroparks $89 million operating budget and is the organization's only local support. The Park District has remained debt-free and has never had to borrow money to maintain its property throughout Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township, including upkeep of the parks along Cleveland's lakefront, streams and wildlife habitats and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Passing Issue 80 helps Cleveland Metroparks maintain and operate parks, trails, picnic areas, restrooms, roads and bridges as well as providing outdoor education and recreation programs for communities throughout Greater Cleveland.
Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!
SUE ALLEN: 216-635-3338 office, 216-780-1368 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org