Mayfield Heights Carried School Levy to Victory
Issue 11 lost in two district communities.
Mayfield City School District officials and supporters of Issue 11 have Mayfield Heights voters to thank for passage of the 5.9 mill levy in Tuesday's primary election.
Issue 11 was approved by a vote of 4,434 (52.74 percent) to 3,973 (47.26 percent). That was largely due to voters in Mayfield Heights, who backed the levy at a 59.3 percent clip – 2,325 votes in favor to 1,592 against, according to final, unofficial totals from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Mayfield Village voters narrowly approved the levy, with 540 votes (50.8 percent) in favor and 521 against.
However, most voters in Highland Heights (48.2 percent in favor) and Gates Mills (37.5 percent) were against the tax issue.
The 5.9 mill levy will raise $7.8 million annually and cost homeowners $180.68 for each $100,000 of property valuation. The levy was split – 5.4 mills for operating expenses and 0.5 mills for permanent improvements.