CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County voters will have the final say on whether or not to continue to support all of Cleveland’s sports teams, when they go to the polls in May, as they will vote for a 20-year renewal of the county-wide sin tax.
This, after Tuesday’s unanimous (11-0) approval by county council in favor to let the residents decide on the measure.
The extra tax on tobacco and alcohol has generated over $300 million from 1992-2012 and allows the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns to help cover the cost on their repairs and upgrades to current facilities.
Earlier, county residents, executives of all three teams, along with government and business leaders passionately addressed the council panel before the vote.
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MLK Do Something Day 2014 [PHOTOS]
THANK YOU TO OUR DO SOMETHING DAY VOLUNTEERS:
Here is what we did TOGETHER:
Wrote letters and created accessories for soldiers, collected and packed toiletries for the homeless, created toys for animals, designed a Good Deeds puzzle piece to include in a mosaic, and donated at the cyber donation café at Laurel School
Painted murals, cleaned classrooms and sorted books at Glenville High School
Wrote poetry, lead nonviolence discussions and painted with the Salvation Army Youth Program
Beautification projects at Fullerton, Franklin D Roosevelt and Case Elementary Schools
Cellphone drive at Aio Wireless locations to be donated to the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy center.
Thank you to Aio Wireless, Laurel School and City Year for making this day a success! Also, thank you to the volunteers and students of the community that spent their time giving back with the Radio One Family!!!