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On November 8, 2016, Dayton voters passed Issue 9, an 8-year, 0.25% earned income tax. Issue 9, now known as “Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood,” supports expanded service levels and new investments to enhance the quality of life and physical appearance of the city of Dayton and its neighborhoods.
Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood is estimated to generate $11 million annually, $8.5 million is committed to service enhancements and new investments: Vacant Lot and Boulevard Mowing, Residential Road Resurfacing, Parks Improvements, and Preschool Promise. The remaining $2.5 million fills a budget gap that allows the City of Dayton to maintain essential public safety services and increase the average number of police officers by 20 over the next six years.
Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood provides funding to ensure all vacant lots are mowed once per month, April through October. This dashboard displays inventory of vacant lots that have been mowed, when they have been mowed, and how frequently they are mowed. Mowing information is updated continually starting in April until mowing ends in the late fall.
Funding from Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood supports an 8-year residential road resurfacing program, which will bring the average residential pavement condition rating from poor to satisfactory. This dashboard displays the condition of residential roads, and is color coded to display roads that are scheduled to be completed and roads that have been completed each year. Utilizing the map feature, users can view the condition of residential road before and after resurfacing is complete. This dashboard also displays the pavement condition index of residential roads by neighborhood, and the condition of the overall city network. Resurfacing information is available April through December, due to construction and weather.
The City made an 8-year commitment of nearly $2 million to enhance the City’s park system. This dashboard displays the parks that have been completed, as well as planned improvements in future years. The dashboard is updated with before and after pictures of parks as they are improved.
The City has made an investment in Dayton’s future by committing to fund access to high quality preschool for all 4-year olds residing in Dayton. This dashboard displays a map of preschool providers in Dayton, the number of children enrolled in the program, as well as the “Step-Up to Quality” star rating of each provider. This dashboard is updated quarterly by academic year, August to August.
The City has committed $8.5 million annually to support Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood initiatives. This dashboard displays available budget, committed budget and actual expenditures by program area. This dashboard is updated continuously on a calendar year basis, January to January.
The City committed to increase the number of police officers by 20 as part of the 8-year Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood campaign. By 2022. The number of officers in uniform will increase from an average of 345 to an average of 365. This dashboard is updated annually, to reflect changes in actual staffing.