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Report recommends flat renewal of DD services levy

A consultant's report on the Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services levy is recommending the tax rate remain unchanged when it comes up for a vote in May. The agency has requested its levy rate remain flat.

The report will be officially presented Monday to the Tax Levy Review Committee.

The consulting group also recommends the agency:

  • aggressively pursue Medicaid waivers to help minimize costs
  • require school districts to transport students to developmental disabilities services school locations
  • look for ways to cut costs by sharing services and initiatives with other agencies and counties.

The proposed levy would generate $73.2 million per year over five years. For homeowners, that's  $118.30 per every $100,000 of property value.
Read the full draft report:

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