Incumbent members of Gahanna City Council face challengers calling for the city to change how it does business, while residents will vote again in November on a tax levy they rejected this spring.
Former Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles employee Betina Young was recently sentenced to spend Christmas in prison for the next 5 years, as punishment for her role in supplying Columbus-area illegal immigrants with faked government documents.
A close look at Citizens for a Strong Gahanna, the political action committee (PAC) promoting Mayor Becky Stinchcomb’s proposed income tax hike, reveals legal and ethical questions about the group’s ties to Gahanna officials and potential city contractors. Among the resources offered by Citizens for a Strong Gahanna is an “Issue 4 House Party Toolkit” […]
Gahanna Mayor Becky Stinchcomb’s office has distributed a likely illegal pamphlet listing reasons to support her proposed 66 percent increase in the city’s income tax rate, mailed out to coincide with absentee voting prior to the May 7 primary election. Titled “The State of Our City – Income Tax Proposal” and bearing the city logo, the […]
Gahanna City Council member Karen Angelou has questioned the “facts” supporting Mayor Becky Stinchcomb’s tax “reform” plan, coming to the conclusion that the mayor and her allies are trying to mislead Gahanna voters. Angelou’s conclusion seems to be supported by data from a recently leaked Ohio Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA) memo. Supporters of Stinchcomb’s proposal […]
Gahanna residents will soon decide the fate of an income tax proposal from Mayor Becky Stinchcomb that would cut taxes for many residents who work outside the city while sharply increasing the tax burden of residents who work within city limits. During a recent interview with Media Trackers, Mayor Stinchcomb stressed her belief that the rate increase […]
Gahanna Mayor Becky Stinchcomb has proposed changes to her city’s income tax structure which would cut taxes for many residents who work outside the city, while sharply increasing the local tax bills of residents who work inside city limits. During an interview with Media Trackers, Stinchcomb — a Republican — defended her plan to avoid […]
Gahanna Mayor Becky Stinchcomb is calling for tax changes that would reduce local income taxes for some residents who work in nearby cities while increasing Gahanna’s income tax rate by 66 percent. On January 30, Stinchcomb used the annual State of the City address to promote her plan as a way to keep local income taxes in the […]