As citizens of the city of Corvallis we have a decision to make regarding the upcoming 2019 local option (livability) levy. These are my thoughts as a private citizen.
If we pass the levy, nothing changes including our taxes. If we fail to pass the levy, lots of things will happen. Four hundred forty-one of our fellow citizens will lose their jobs. Real number. The library will lose hours, Osborne Aquatic Center will be mothballed, the Majestic Theatre and Senior Center will be closed, and the rec side of Parks and Rec will be terminated. This is not “fearmongering,” as I have been accused, but the real outcome of a community "No" vote on the levy.
There is a FAQ site online: Google City of Corvallis 2019 Local Option Levy. I ask you to get informed and vote "Yes."
Corvallis (April 3)