Austintown trustees oppose JEDD idea

Austintown trustees oppose JEDD idea

All three township trustees said they do not support Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone’s plan to create a joint economic development district in the location of the racino.

Forming the JEDD would enable both Austintown and Youngstown to receive money from an income tax that could be placed on those who work for Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course and a profit tax on the racino.

“I have a problem with the idea that we finally have jobs coming to our area and greedy politicians immediately want to start taxing the working class men and women making $10 to $15 an hour before they even get those jobs,” Trustee Lisa Oles, said at the trustees’ meeting Monday.

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