Mentor Election Guide for May 7, 2013

The issues and voting information that will affect Mentor.

As the May 7 special election approaches, Mentor Patch will bring you the information you need about the races in town.

Voting Info


  • Issue 1: Mentor Exempted Village School District 8.84-mill 10-year renewal levy
  • Issue 2: Mentor Exempted Village School District 1-mill continuing permanent improvement levy
alynn mahle May 07, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Yes. Thanks, Traci. Know what the issues really are before you make your decisions, voters, and before you make public comment!
Lenny G May 08, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Again, I think the point has been missed. The mechanism for funding is the issue. Tying it to my property means that I do not have true ownership of my home. This is basically a forced contract with the state. In a nutshell, this is stealing. There are many ways to fund schooling without tying it to my property.
alynn mahle May 08, 2013 at 04:34 AM
Still, like some have said, if you don't like it, you can move. It is what it is. If you want good citizens, someone has to be responsible for the cost of that education. Or we can fund the cost of more cops, court fees and years or prison time and upkeep for criminals. Personally, I would like to see my money go to the betterment of our future leaders. But this is America, and everyone has a voice and a choice--that is what makes our country great, even for complainers like many of you folks. So many people are quick to gripe about stuff, but the same folks really do much more than complain. So be it...
alynn mahle May 08, 2013 at 04:44 AM
Happily, if the unofficial vote proves to be official, the renewal levies have passed with about 5000 votes for each levy and about 1800 against; great news for the children in Mentor. This means school buildings will stay safe and necessary educational equipment may be upgraded. So pleased that the majority of Mentor voters realize the true value of an educated population--thanks voters.
Lenny G May 08, 2013 at 09:45 AM
Thanks for the comments. Again, I think that you are reading into more than the message that I am conveying. It makes it a little tough for a dialogue. In any event, inevitably I knew this was going to be the outcome. That is okay with me. I think I have been courteous and respectful with my responses. In a nutshell, if this is what the citizens want, they have to accept the reality of what comes with the results. The approach that I am recommending is sustainable and would actually provide more cash for schools and available money to help others in need. It is called economic freedom. Let's see how things unfold with generations as opposed to an election cycle.


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