DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Dayton Unit NAACP has announced its unanimous endorsement of Issue 6, a local tax issue, on the May 6 ballot.
After careful consideration and meeting with Mayor Nan Whaley, City Commissioner Joey Williams, and City Manager Tim Riordan, the group is urging all Dayton voters to to pass the issue.
The Dayton Unit NAACP says it’s very concerned about the numbers that would be in jeopardy if the issue does not pass. Derrick Foward, President of the Dayton Unit NAACP says the group believes now is not the time to lay-off workers with Dayton’s unemployment rate at 6.1% in March.
State Representative Fred Strahorn is also supporting the passage of Issue 6. He says he believes passing Issue 6 is important for Dayton to be able to maintain the level and quality of services to residents. He says the ability of the city of Dayton to continue to provide first responders, infrastructure, and other services is critical to Dayton’s economic future