On May 4, voters in Portage County will have an opportunity to say yes to its children. Issue 1, a proposed tax levy for Portage County Children’s Services, will provide for care, placement and treatment of abused, neglected and dependent children.
The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Kent has endorsed Issue 1. This 0.5 mill levy will generate $1.98 million dollars for Children’s Services. This money is critically needed because Protect Ohio Funds were terminated in February.
The League supports policies and programs at all levels of the community and government that promote the well-being, encourage the full development and ensure the safety of all children.
We encourage all Portage County voters to join us in supporting this very important levy for our children. This investment in community services can help a child become a successful and productive adult.