Local levy hopefuls cautiously optimisticWritten by Aya Khalil | | firstname.lastname@example.org
With early results coming in and Issue 37 and 38 ahead in polls, directors are hopeful.
Dean Sparks, executive director of Lucas County Children Services, said although it’s “very very early” to predict the final outcome, he is “very hopeful.” The polls, as of 10: 40 p.m., say Issue 38 is ahead with 17,568 for the tax levy and 7,561 against the tax levy.
“That’s really good news,” Sparks said. “We’re pretty excited about this … Everything I’ve heard over the past week or so has been very positive about the agency and the levy.”
Lori Hauser, COSI’s director of operations says they are “hopeful” for issue 37 to be passed.
“We’re cautiously optimistic,” she said. “We’re really hopeful for a win to keep the science center here in the community. We’re anxiously awaiting the results as well.” As of 10: 40 p.m. 14,624 voted for the tax levy and 11,077 voted against it.
TPS Superintendent John Foley said issues 34 and 35 are ahead by about 63 percent. “We’re ahead,” he said. “We’re cautious but optimistic.”
As of 11:50 p.m., for the 34 Toledo School issue, 18,368 have voted for the tax levy and 13,470 against it. For issue 35, Toledo School Bonds, 19,123 voted for levy and 12,923 voted against it.