Loveland Republicans Endorse A Democrat

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Mayor Kathy Bailey, a registered and active Republican, appointed and is running for re-election with Councilman Kent Blair, a registered and active Democrat. Welcome to a very special political podcast where we expose the back room deals that allowed a Democrat to be shadow endorsed by a group of prominent Republicans.

On our latest podcast - Loveland Republicans Endorse A Democrat - we tell the the tale of what happened and then you can decide for yourself if Kathy Bailey is a good Republican who governs by republican principles or if the Loveland city council is moving towards Kent Blair's Democratic party ideals.

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NEWS RELEASE - Loveland City Schools

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At 4pm on Friday, September 6, 2019 the Loveland OH school district issued the following press release notifying the public of a special meeting to be held by the Loveland Board of Education on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5pm to discuss the financial structure of the proposed tax levy.

From: Susanne Quigley <quiglesu@lovelandschools.org>
Date: September 6, 2019 at 4:00:55 PM EDT
To: Susanne Quigley <quiglesu@lovelandschools.org>
Subject: News Release: Notice of special meeting by the Loveland Board of Education on Monday, September 9

News Release

September 6, 2019

Contact: Susanne Quigley, 513.774.6227, quiglesu@lovelandschools.org

For immediate release

Notice of special meeting by the Loveland Board of Education on
Monday, September 9

The Loveland Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on September 9, 2019 in the LMS/LIS Media Center at 5 p.m. This meeting will be conducted to consider the financial structure of the November 5, 2019 ballot issue.

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Loveland School Levy - Why It Relates To City Council

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Eye On Loveland has been discussing for several weeks the proposed 16.78M school tax levy request and how the school plan for new buildings accessed through downtown will impact the taxpayers of Loveland.

Our latest podcast - Why are Loveland schools asking for a bunch of money? - continues this discussion. EoL focuses on why the school is asking for such a huge property tax increase, how this tax levy directly relates to the Loveland City Council majority - Mayor Kathy Bailey, Kent Blair, Rob Weisgerber, Ted Phelps, Tim Butler and Neil Oury - and their financial decision making. Join us, won’t you?

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School Levy, Master Plan and Parking Garage - Why They Are Connected

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The Loveland City School District is asking voters to approve a HUGE tax levy - $16.78M - on November 5, 2019. The school district plans include construction of new buildings off of E Loveland Ave. These plans will affect the infrastructure within the City of Loveland. Add to the mix, the Loveland City Council’s majority - Mayor Kathy Bailey, Kent Blair, Rob Weisgerber, Ted Phelps, Tim Butler and Neil Oury - current pattern of spending taxpayer dollars and the final recommendations of the $128K taxpayer funded master plan that will add even more debt to the city budget. When does all of this become too much for the taxpayers?

On our latest podcast - School levy leads to city spending, which leads to higher taxes - we discuss how the school levy ask, master plan recommendations, and the parking garage expenditures are all intertwined. Join us, won’t you?

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Pamela Gross - Founder & CEO - Follow personally on Twitter @ lovelandpam

RD Kulik - Founder & COO - Hit him up on Twitter @ tattlerloveland

When Is A Public Hearing Not Really A Public Hearing?

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The City of Loveland has called for a public hearing tonight - Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 7pm at city hall. The stated purpose “ to receive public comments on the proposed purchase of land to construct a parking facility.” The problem is the council already voted, via emergency on May 28, 2019 authorizing the city manager to buy the land. The real estate contract was included in the council meeting packet.  

Putting this obvious issue aside, there is also certain information that has not been distributed to the public, most notably the appraisal of the property. Is the land worth what the taxpayers are paying for it?

On our latest podcast - Problems with Parking and Public Hearings - we discuss these questions as well as the lack of information on the cost of the project, how the city plans to pay for it, revenue projections and the conflicting stated purpose of the development - council members have stated it is for a parking garage, however on page 5 of the geotehnical report, click here, states “ we expect the lot to be developed with up to 4 stories of commercial and residential structures.” Was this decision made during discussions conducted in back rooms and not in full view of the public? Conversations that Councilman Neil Oury said “ that Council has discussed options.” Join us, won’t you?

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Pamela Gross - Founder & CEO - Follow personally on Twitter @ lovelandpam

RD Kulik - Founder & COO - Hit him up on Twitter @ tattlerloveland

What Is The Deal With The School Levy?

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The November 2019 Loveland election ballot will include a Loveland City School District tax levy. It is a big ask - 16.78 Mills. This is not a typo.

A letter sent to all loveland school district residents states that the school district is placing on the November 5th ballot a tax levy for 16.78 mills. The statement says the levy is a combined operating and permanent improvement bond levy. Click here to view press release. The last tax levy approved by taxpayers was in 2014 in the amount of 5.6 mills.

The school district is hoping the taxpayers approve this property tax increase. The schools press release states that the increase will cost a homeowner $49 month per $100K home value. The median home value is $257,966 ( according to neighborhoodscout.com) costing the average Loveland property owner $122.50 a month or $1,470 in increased taxes.

Our podcast - What Is The Deal With The School Levy? - tries to make sense of the proposed levy and asks the questions everyone seems to be asking. EoL also explains the difference between an operating levy and a improvement bond levy, and why this distinction is important. Unfortunately , the school press release did not provide a breakdown on the amount of the operating levy and the improvement bond.

There is also a discussion regarding city infrastructure and traffic impact, specifically on downtown Loveland. What is the cost to the city of loveland taxpayers since the school district plans to purchase the former Grailville property and build new school buildings on E. Loveland Ave? The majority of the school district students live in Hamilton County. That means school buses traveling through the downtown area. These are questions that need to be addressed to Loveland City Council members, it is not just a school issue. Join us, won’t you?

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Pamela Gross - Founder & CEO - Follow personally on Twitter @ lovelandpam

RD Kulik - Founder & COO - Hit him up on Twitter @ tattlerloveland