This link, http://www.ci.toledo.oh.us/, takes you to the City of Toledo web page for information. I looked at the .pdf they have put up giving "information" about the use of the 3/4% tax. One thing I noticed is that on a bar graph in about the middle of the report is a graph showing how the budget is used. Unfortunately, the information seems to have little relationship to the budget. The proposed budget is $251,789,259. The graph showing how the budget is spent (showing that 76% of the budget is for police, fire, sanitation, judges, and another I can't remember) shows "everything else" (after "safety") starts at about $180 million, and tops out at $215 million.
Whoever did the .pdf is doing the public a disservice. How can you make a determination from this graph on how much money really goes to the different sectors when the graph itself stops short of the total budget? About $37 million dollars isn't accounted for in the bar graph. Anyone else notice this, or did anyone find out why this is so? Without accurate information how can we (the citizens) have any input?