CLEVELAND – There were no balls hit, pitched, shot, thrown, kicked or caught but all three Cleveland sports teams scored a victory Tuesday night as Cuyahoga County voters approved an extension of the sin tax on tobacco and alcohol to fund future stadium repairs and improvements.
Issue 7 extends the tax passed initially to build the stadium for another 20 years.
“By passing Issue 7, voters in Cuyahoga County recognized the obligation to maintain and improve our publicly-owned sports facilities,” said Mayor Frank Jackson in a statement. “And, in doing so, they are providing continued support for the positive momentum happening in Cleveland.”
They also save the city and county from having to come up with the money for big ticket repairs down the road, which they would have been on the line for had Issue 7 not passed.
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