Akron Approves .25% Income Tax Increase

Akron city skyline and road [Henryk Sadura / Shutterstock]

Akron voters have approved a quarter percent income tax increase to help pay for law enforcement, emergency services, and roads.  Issue 4 will be effective January 1, 2018 and should raise an estimated $16 million annually.

In a written statement Tuesday night, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said, “Providing outstanding essential services is the foundation of any city poised for growth – and Akron aims to grow.”  The statement adds, “we will be open and transparent with our community on how this new revenue is invested back into police, fire, EMS, and roads.”

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 70 percent voted in favor of the city charter amendment.

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