Why is an EIT Ballot Question Preferred for Open Space?

If voters choose to increase the EIT, it will create a dedicated stream of revenue to pay down the debt resulting from previous open space acquisitions. Additionally, 25% of the revenue can be used for open space maintenance & improvements.

  • Increasing the EIT will not be as impactful to seniors and those living on a fixed income when compared to increases in real estate taxes

  • Voters maintain control

  • Surveys conducted during the Township Comprehensive Plan update and Parks and Recreation Master Plan showed strong support for open space acquisition and maintenance as our most pressing concerns

  • The increased revenue would be legally dedicated to pay down open space acquisition debt and for maintaining open space