As reported by the Toledo Free Press Monclova Township Trustees have written a letter to the Mayor and the other member communities of TARTA, asking that they oppose the TARTA sales tax plan. The Toledo Free Press has the letter linked on their website.
Monclova isn’t one of the member communities that make up TARTA, but, all of the member communities have to agree on the sales tax plan before the Lucas County Commissioners could allow this to be on the ballot, according to how the process was explained in a previous post that outlined it:
1) Tina Skeldon Wozniak explained that the Lucas County Commissioners first would have to pass a resolution requesting that the county become a member of TARTA.
2) Jim Gee explained that the all current TARTA member communities would have to pass resolutions approving Lucas County’s membership.
3) TARTA would place an issue on a Lucas countywide ballot, asking residents if public transit should be funded by a sales tax. (If TARTA puts the issue on the ballot, it does not count against the County’s existing sales tax cap.)
4) If the outcome is a yes, Lucas County would be accepted and a sales tax would replace the property tax.