Crucial servicesWritten by Tom Pounds | President / Publisher | firstname.lastname@example.org
With so many high-profile levies on the ballot, including the Port Authority, COSI, the Sylvania-Sylvania Township merger and local schools (Anthony Wayne, Evergreen, Maumee, Oregon, Ottawa Hills, Swanton, Sylvania, Toledo (2) and Washington Local), there are a few I’d like to put a humble spotlight on.
Issue 38: Lucas County Children Services replacement: support of children services and the care and placement of children.
Issue 39: Lucas County Mental Health & Recovery service board replacement: providing financial support for the operation of mental health programs and alcohol and drug-addiction services.
Issue 40: Lucas County Mental Retardation & Development Disabilities replacement: providing financial support for the programs and services for developmentally disabled individuals and the operations of a MR/DD facility.
It’s not my purpose to persuade you to support these levies, but to ask that you take the time to understand them before you go to the voting booth. I believe these are vital services that are being asked to take care of more people with fewer resources, and as our economy staggers into 2009, there will be fewer people willing or able to provide.
Politics and rhetoric aside, these three levies provide crucial social services that deserve serious consideration and, ultimately, support.
Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press. Contact him at email@example.com.