Monclova asks Toledo to oppose TARTA sales taxWritten by Michael Miller | Editor in Chief | email@example.com
On May 11, Monclova Twp. officials sent a letter to Toledo and the nine community members of TARTA asking them to oppose a reported countywide sales tax to support the transportation system. Monclova Twp. trustees voted 3-0 to oppose the tax on May 4. That resolution and the letter to TARTA community members are posted here.
Statement by James K. Gee, General Manager,Toledo Area Regional Transit AuthorityMay 11, 2009
“It is unfortunate the Monclova Township Trustees have come out in opposition to the recommendation by the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority’s Comprehensive Operational Analysis to switch TARTA’s funding base from a property tax to a sales tax.
“This unilateral action was taken before TARTA had the opportunity to sit down and discuss directly with the Trustees exactly what is involved and how this action will impact on Monclova Township.
“TARTA understands the problems caused by the current adverse economic times and believes the change in tax approaches will be more equitable and a lesser burden than the current property tax.
“I ask the Monclova Township Trustees to give TARTA the opportunity to present its position and discuss what TARTA’s new services will mean for residents of Monclova Township and all of Lucas County. I will be sending a formal meeting request to the Monclova Township Board of Trustees, shortly. I also welcome inquiries from other cities and townships in Lucas County and will be glad to meet with them in the near future.”