City of Dayton’s Issue 9 passes

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County’s Issue 9 has passed Tuesday.

The quarter percent earnings income tax increase was voted for, making it the first income tax increase in 32 years. It will bring Dayton’s income tax rate to 2.5 percent.

“It’s been 32 years since we’ve gone and asked our citizens to increase our income tax by a quarter percent,” said Dickstein in a previous interview with 2 NEWS.

READ MORE: City makes final case for Issue 9

“It’s been really tough managing through the Great Recession,” she said. “We’ve cut our organization 40 percent. The state has cut us $40 million. So, we sit at 1998 revenue levels and we’re projecting a $5 million gap in our budget next year.”

“If people make $35,000 a year, it’s a $1.60 a week, and it’ll generate about $11 million for the city,” said Dickstein.

She said about 60-percent of that is generated by folks commuting into the city who use city services. So, they believe it’s a fair way to raise revenue to increase investment in Dayton neighborhoods. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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