Amberley Village Council passed Resolution 2018-21 at its September 6, 2018 regular meeting urging the Ohio Governor and Members of the Ohio General Assembly to invest the state budget surplus in municipalities. The State recently proposed using the projected surplus of $147 million to fund an income tax withholding reduction and an additional $68 million to max out the state’s rainy day fund. The Village’s Resolution 2018-21 emphasizes that this revenue would be more useful if it was returned to local governments in light of the deep cuts from the state that communities experienced with revenue loss from the slashed Local Government Fund (LGF), elimination of the Estate Tax, and phased out the Tangible Personal Property Tax.
The Village encourages citizens to also urge the state to invest the surplus into local municipalities. A sample letter is being provided.