Lucas County voters to decide on issues

Staff Report

Lucas County voters will see multiple issues on the ballot this November. There are four countywide issues, led by a bond issue for a new jail.

The 37-year, 1.37-mill bond issue would pay for the construction of the new Lucas County Jail in north Toledo. It would collect $185 million if approved. There has been some opposition to the new jail location, including an attempt to get a competing issue on the ballot to keep the jail downtown.

There are also four renewal levies on the ballot. A 10-year, 1.85-mill renewal is being sought for Children’s Services.

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is seeking renewal of a five-year, 0.4-mill levy for economic and job development. Also, a 10-year, 1-mill levy renewal is being sought for mental health services in the county.

Locally, the Evergreen Local Schools renewal and decrease of its income tax to 0.5 percent is the only issue.

There are also contested races for Lucas County seats.

It is a three-way race for Lucas County Commissioner. Democrat Gary L. Byers of Maumee, Republican Sandy Bashaw of Toledo, and independent Sandy Spang of Toledo seek the position.

Lindsay M. Webb, a Democrat, and Republican Lori Brodie square off in the race for Lucas County treasurer.

Democrat Anita Lopez is running unopposed for county auditor.

Staff Report