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Cuyahoga County Council Sends Health & Human Services Levy to November 2013 Ballot
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Trevor McAleer (216) 698-6472; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleveland, OH – At its July 23, 2013 meeting, Cuyahoga County Council authorized submitting to voters at the November 5, 2013 election the question of a replacement of the existing 2.9 mill Health and Human Services levy and an increase of 1.0 mills. Dan Brady, Chair of Council’s Health, Human Services & Aging Committee lauded his colleagues’ vote: “This unanimous, bi-partisan vote means that Council recognizes that the HHS levy is critical to ensuring our community’s safety net of services. Cuyahoga County voters have a long tradition of caring about the quality of life of our citizens. Over and over they have shown how much they care about our seniors, our children, those in need of health care, including those who suffer from mental illness or substance abuse, and those who simply need a roof over their head. As we take this message to the voters, I am confident that the caring citizens of Cuyahoga County will be willing to dig a little deeper to provide services to their neighbors in need.”
The HHS levies support a range of health, human and social service needs. Among other things, Cuyahoga County seniors are provided Meals on Wheels, abused and neglected children are protected, accident victims are life-flighted to MetroHealth’s trauma center, those with mental illness and addictions are treated, and the homeless are sheltered.
Meetings of the Cuyahoga County Council are free and open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to attend in person in the Council Chambers on the 1st floor of the Justice Center, or to watch via Council’s live stream at http://council.cuyahogacounty.us/. Complimentary parking for the public is available in the Huntington Garage at Lakeside and W.3rd St. Archived video is also available at http://www.youtube.com/CuyahogaCounty.