An anti-tax group is arguing that Hamilton County taxpayers shouldn't be asked to vote on a proposed sales tax increase for Union Terminal and Music Hall.
The Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes, or COAST, says the current proposal to fix up Music Hall and Union Terminal isn't fair to county taxpayers and needs to be more thoroughly vetted. And the group wants Music Hall removed from any proposed tax increase.
"If the plan on the table is implemented," says COAST's Jeff Capell, "this could easily become Hamilton County's third and fourth stadiums."
Tuesday is the first day of early voting in Ohio's August 5 election, although few voters in southwest Ohio will have anything to vote on.
Hamilton County has only two issues on the ballot - an additional 11.2 mill tax levy in the Lockland Local School District and the renewal of a five mill tax levy for fire and emergency medical services in Mount Healthy.
In Warren County, voters in the Lebanon City School District will decide a tax levy renewal that will raise $4.2 million a year for the next three years.