What is Issue 29?
On November 6, 2018, Gahanna voters will be asked to consider changing the City’s earned income tax rate from 1.5% to 2.5%. The proposed ballot issue is critical to fix Gahanna’s crumbling streets and curbs and in maintaining a safe community for people to live, work in and visit.
This page provides information and data to help Gahanna voters make an informed decision on the November 6 ballot. For specific information about Gahanna’s tax code, click here.
For additional questions, please contact email@example.com.
To see how Issue 29 will impact you directly, enter your annual income and where you work into the Gahanna Resident Tax Scenario Calculator below.
Over the next several weeks, Mayor Kneeland, City staff and Council members will be hosting a number of community conversations to answer questions from residents about Issue 29.
- Issue 29 Community Conversations & Town Hall Meetings
- Wed., Oct. 10 at 5:30 pm
Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies -1050 Beecher Crossing N.
- Sat., Oct. 13 at 9:30 am
Upper Cup Coffee – Creekside, 121 Mill St.
- Tues., Oct.16 at 6 pm
Lily Stone Bed & Breakfast -106 S. High St.
- Tues. Oct. 16 at 7 pm
Peace Lutheran Church – 455 Clark State Rd.
- Tues., Oct. 23 at 6:30 pm (Networking at 6 pm)
Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce
GLHS Auditorium – 140 S. Hamilton Rd.
- Thurs., Oct. 25 at 6 pm
Gahanna Middle School – 350 N Stygler Rd.
- Mon., Oct. 29 at 6:30 pm
Shepherd Church of Nazarene – 425 S. Hamilton Rd.
The Facts of Issue 29 Educational Videos
To watch each video, click on the “plus” sign in the upper left-hand corner.
The Facts of Issue 29: What is it?
The Facts of Issue 29: Keepin’ it in Gahanna
The Facts of Issue 29: Gahanna is falling behind
The Facts of Issue 29: What does it mean to me?
The Facts of Issue 29: Here’s what you get if it passes...or if it fails...
How Issue 29 Will Impact Residents
Below is a table that shows how the November 6th ballot issue and credit legislation that has been introduced by Gahanna City Council, would affect the total earned income tax paid by Gahanna residents depending on where you work.
Over the past few years, the City of Gahanna has worked hard to provide the best value to our taxpayers, taking many steps to improve our financial management, reduce costs and improve our efficiency.
- In 2015, the City began enrolling staff in the State’s LeanOhio program, which has a mission to make government services simpler, faster, better and less costly. To–date, 33 employees have been trained and 49 projects have been completed. Click here for a summary of the projects completed to-date and cumulative efficiencies.
- In 2016, the City requested that the State of Ohio conduct a performance audit of our three largest departments: Public Safety, Public Service & Engineering and Parks & Recreation. The full audit can be viewed here.