Findlay City Government Accountability
Citizens for Findlay, seek to hold our Government officials and administrators accountable for the honesty and efficiency of our taxable revenues. Our goal is to create an open and transparent system of government for the citizens of Findlay, Ohio.
Citizens for Findlay is a pro-accountability group of citizens from Findlay seeking to hold our Mayor, City Council, and their administration accountable for how they spend our tax dollars. Our goal and desire is to bring awareness to the truth that City Hall is unwilling to make tough decisions to reduce expenditures. Seeking a Tax Increase (Per the ballot language) is the easy way out for this administration. Despite media coverage to the contrary we are not a nameless, faceless organization. I have personally contacted and spoken with the following news organizations: WFIN, The Courier, The Toledo Blade, WLIO and WSPD as the spokesperson for the group. Additionally, two local residents were identified in the initial Citizens for Findlay news article in The Courier and another local citizen spoke publicly against the Tax INCREASE at an Americans’ For Prosperity event in Dorney Plaza. Citizens for Findlay is fortunate to have mothers, sons, fathers, brothers, aunts, uncles, republicans, independents and a host of other people working on our behalf and contributing to our campaign. Findlay, the choice is yours. Continue the current trend of wasteful spending to the tune of $4,200,000 annually or VOTE NO ON ISSUE 3 and hold our Administration and City Council Accountable for the unnecessary spending.
After reviewing the audit performed by State Auditor, Dave Yost, it is apparent more can be done to reduce the City of Findlay budget, including reduction of staff among fire, police and administration. The report finds an immediate $1.3 million in savings through reductions in fire, police and city services which can be consolidated with county services.
Furthermore, more savings can be realized through pension renegotiations and department consolidations, as mentioned in the audit. It is apparent, the City of Findlay is bloated in several areas of government and this is one horse the State also feels can go on a diet!
Review the Audit below:
COF-2012 Performance Audit (903.17 kB 2012-10-23 19:41:39)
Review the two following documents to learn more about 2013 budget projections and planning for the future.
2013 Budget Planning (851.65 kB 2012-10-22 19:28:12)
Mihalik 2013 1.25% Budget Explanation (853.61 kB 2012-10-22 19:29:59)
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Findlay quarter-percent income tax.
For the tax: 8,063, or 47.5 percent.
Against the tax: 8,885, or 52.5 percent.
All precincts counted.
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