Laketran hosts public meetings to discuss November sales tax levy

Laketran invites residents to learn more about Issue 2 at a series of public meetings over the next two months. The quarter of one percent sales tax levy will allow Laketran to improve service to job corridors and meet the growing demand for accessible transportation for Lake County seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Laketran accounts an 18 percent increase in Dial-a-Ride ridership over the past four years as the primary reason for the levy and the need to support local businesses by getting employees to jobs along manufacturing corridors.

“As stewards of the taxpayer’s dollar, we want Lake County voters to feel informed about how Laketran operates and uses local sales tax funds,” explains Laketran CEO Ben Capelle. “We want to be transparent and available to answer residents’ questions about the twenty-five cents we collect on every hundred dollar purchase.”

For more information: Download this Issue 2 fact sheet,  Review a quick list of facts here,  Call Julia Schick at 440-350-1012, or Read The News-Herald “Laketran seeking 10-year 0.25 percent sales tax” article.

Thursday, September 19 at 6 p.m.
Madison Public Library
6111 Middle Ridge Rd.
Madison, Ohio 44057

Wednesday, September 25 at 6 p.m.
Mentor Public Library
8215 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Tuesday, October 1 at 6 p.m.
Wickliffe Public Library
1713 Lincoln Rd.
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092

Thursday, October 3 at 6 p.m.
Morley Public Library
184 Phelps St.
Painesville, Ohio  44077

Monday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
Willoughby Public Library
30 Public Square
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Monday, October 14 at 6 p.m.
Willowick Public Library
263 East 305th St.
Willowick, Ohio 44095

Thursday, October 17 at 6 p.m.
Eastlake Public Library
36706 Lake Shore Blvd.
Eastlake, Ohio 44095

Wednesday, October 23 at 6 p.m.
Perry Public Library
3753 Main St.
Perry, Ohio 44081

Thursday, October 24 at 6 p.m.
Fairport Harbor Public Library
335 Vine St.
Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077

Tuesday, October 29 at 6 p.m.
Kirtland Public Library
9267 Chillicothe Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio 44094