THE COST OF ISSUE 1

July 27, 2016

Issue 1 comes with major sticker shock for Columbus voters, with an estimated price of $20 million over the next 10 years. I’m not sure which is worse – Issue 1 backers ignoring the costs now or not caring enough to figure out the costs in the first place!

According to an independent analysis, Issue 1 will cost taxpayers $20,000,000 over the next decade. The estimate, produced by a CPA using standard budget forecasting, also shows that each new council office will cost $261,418.68 in the first year.