Supporting the 2014 Franklin County Children Services Levy


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Issue 4 is endorsed by the following
individuals and organizations

Marilyn Brown, President, Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Paula Brooks, Commissioner, Franklin County Board of Commissioners

John O'Grady, Commissioner, Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Columbus Mayor, Michael B. Coleman

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

United Way of Central Ohio

The Columbus Urban League

Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Baptist Ministerial Alliance

Baptist Pastors Conference

Franklin County Democratic Party

Columbus NAACP

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Columbus African American News Journal

Somali Education and Resource Center

Columbus City Schools Employees Association

Ohio Association of Public School Employees Central District

Jewish Family Services

Stonewall Democrats

Federation of Franklin County Children Services Employees, Local 3143

Eastside Fellowship Ministries

Whitehall City Council

The Columbus Dispatch endorses Issue 4

Editorial says levy is vital to Children Services.
Click here to read the entire editorial.

Each year, Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) helps more than 30,000 abused, neglected and dependent children. The agency protects children who can't protect themselves, keeping children safe and, if possible, keeping them with their families.

Now, Children Services needs our help

Up to three-fourths of the agency's operations are funded by two property tax levies, a 3.1 mill levy and a 1.9 mill levy. One of the two, a 1.9 mill levy approved by county voters in 2004, expires at the end of 2014. Without a renewal of this levy, which generated more than 25 percent of the FCCS budget in 2013, Children Services will not be able to provide vitally needed services to abused and neglected children and their families.

Therefore, Children Services' Board has asked the Franklin County Commissioners to place a 10-year, 1.9 mill renewal levy on the November 4, 2014 General Election ballot. The renewal of this levy will ensure that Children Services has the resources needed to protect abused and neglected children and strengthen families, without increasing property owners' taxes.

All children deserve a forever family where they can feel safe, loved and cared for. This is why Children Services’ 2014 property tax levy is so important – and why all of us must join in protecting children and strengthening families.

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