DaytonMostMetro.com does not normally endorse political campaigns, as our readers have many different political beliefs that we respect. But when it comes to ballot issues that have a huge impact on those in need, we are happy to lend our support and endorsement. This coming election will include something called Issue 9 which replaces the current Human Services levy in Montgomery County, and it is critical in that it:
- PROTECTS vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.
- DELIVERS home services and meals to frail elderly residents.
- SERVES children and adults with mental retardation and disabilities.
- HELPS thousands of unemployed people looking for jobs.
- PROVIDES desperately needed health and mental health care.
While we totally understand that the bad economy has affected just about everybody, we think that asking for $1.30 per month more on a $100,000 property is very reasonable; most of those who pay it won’t even notice it, but those who rely on the services this levy provides certainly will. It is simply the right thing to do. If you’re wondering what good this money actually does, just check out the many testimonials that demonstrate how this helps.
I’m actually not that worried that any of our readers might actually be opposed to Issue 9 as I can’t imagine more than a tiny percentage would fall in that category. But it isn’t enough to say “yeah sure, I support that”. You have to follow through and vote – ANY TIME between now and November 2. And then make sure you ask your friends and family to do the same. For those on Facebook, please show your support by clicking on the ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons at the bottom of this post, and then do the same on the Montgomery County Human Services Levy FB page. Let’s show everybody that the DaytonMostMetro.com community supports this important issue, and help those who rely on Human Services. And if you have a story to share about somebody you know who is helped by this program then please do so in the comments below.