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Lakewood Election Results May 2013

Voters in the Lakewood City School district overwhlemingly passed a 3.9-mill new continuing levy today — to the tune of 68 percent of the vote.

Updated at 9:44 p.m. with absentee votes — and 41 of 41 precincts — counted. Scroll down to see the chart with the vote totals.

Voters in the Lakewood City School district overwhlemingly passed a 3.9-mill new continuing levy today — to the tune of 68 percent of the vote.

The continuing operating levy, called Issue 14 on the ballot, will generate about $3.33 million each year for the Lakewood City Schools. The levy would bring in less money the first year, since it would only be in effect for half the year.

Including homestead exemptions, the operating levy would cost owners of a $100,000 home $10 per month. Operating levies are used to pay for regular expenses, like salaries and classroom materials, in the school district.

District officials have said that the 6.9-mill levy passed in 2009 has been “wiped out” by cuts made by the state.

We will update this story with results as soon as they are available on Election Day. And stay with Patch as we follow-up on this story post-election.

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For Against Issue 14: Lakewood City School District 3.9-mill new continuing levy 3,203 1,478

*Results are according to unofficial numbers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

LvnLkwd May 08, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Wow only 4678 voters showed up to vote...very concerning.
Chris Olsen May 08, 2013 at 11:11 AM
this stinks......more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more....get ready folks, the schools will be asking for even more to finish the construction of the high school....should be about another 20 bucks a month on top of this one.....enough is enough already.....time to get out after 40 years.....
Cargraph May 08, 2013 at 11:29 AM
VERY concerning. I am sure most knew nothing about this vote. However, when they get the new tax rate, they will want to know how this happened.
Gina J. May 08, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Time to get out and go where? This is not a Lakewood issue, it is an Ohio issue. Good luck finding a town where people do not value education and ask for tax payers to help fund it.

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