Tag Archives: Deerfield Township Police levy

Voter Turnout Tells the Story of Deerfield Township’s August 6 Police Levy

Deerfield Township Administration signVoter participation for special elections is notoriously low.  Tuesday, August 6 was no exception.

Voter turnout numbers for Deerfield Township Sheriff’s levy are extremely illustrative. Continue reading

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Deerfield Township Holds Questionable Distinction While Asking Taxpayers for More Police Funds

Warren County/Deerfield TwpDeerfield Township ranks first amongst Warren County townships with a dubious distinction. 

That’s right.  Number one.

As Ohioans across the state prepare to vote on local issues in Tuesday’s August 6 special elections, there’s a final thought to consider. Continue reading

Campaign Treasurer for Warren County Sheriff Supports Deerfield Township Police Levy

Deerfield Township Sheriff PostDeerfield Township’s Police Levy is the topic of a letter to the editor at Cincinnati.com.  

After over a year of discussion, Deerfield trustees voted in March to place a police levy on the ballot in the August Special election. (Video 1:09:10)

Questions about the timing of the Sheriff’s levy, taxpayer costs for a special election, and low voter participation have been publicly and privately raised with township trustees and administration.

Mary Jo Kubicki, treasurer of Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims’ re-election campaign, wrote a letter to the editor posted on June 5.

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Deerfield Township Trustee: “I Understand Your Concern, But…”

Deerfield Township LimitAlexis De Touqueville’s quote bears repeating.  “We get the government we deserve.”  So it goes in the Kabuki Theater of power and government – even at the local level.

Deerfield Township trustees continued the May 7 public hearings for a major PUD modification at the June 4 meeting – a seeming reprise of talking points and explanations in the face of unanimous opposition from township residents in attendance (video).

To most, this is not sexy or interesting stuff, but illustrates a larger point. Continue reading

North COAST’s Deerfield Levy Letter to Trustees

Deerfield Township signThe following letter was sent to Deerfield Township Trustees on April 28, 2013.

Dear Township Trustees,

We are writing to express concerns about your decision to place a levy on the August ballot. North Coast agrees Public Safety is the top priority of Township Government but we have concerns with the path the Trustee’s are taking. Continue reading

Deerfield Twp Trustees Timing of August Sheriff’s Levy Will Cost Extra?

Deerfield TownshipIn politics as in life, timing is everything.  So is strategy and cost for a single issue special election for the Deerfield Township police levy in August.

Voters in one of Warren County’s largest townships will be asked to decide whether to raise property taxes and keep current levels of police staffing at 25 or cut the current number of deputies to 15.  Continue reading