On November 2, 2021, Delaware residents will have the opportunity to vote on our 2.0 mill renewal levy with a reduction. This levy is our primary source of revenue, generating an estimated $15 million per year to support the services DCBDD provides in Delaware County. The passage of this levy will provide the funding necessary to carry DCBDD through 2026, allowing for 5 years in between voting years.
Learn more about the levy by downloading our Fact Sheet!
Still have questions? Take a look at a few FAQs below or click here to email your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you reducing the levy? DCBDD has been diligent stewards of the public funds we are provided. Through the passage of our 0.4 mill continuous levy in 2018 and the leverage of state and federal dollars, DCBDD is able to deliver the same high level of services AND reduce the levy. We believe we should never ask for more than we need and we are confident that a 2.0 mill renewal levy will allow us to effectively meet the needs of the people we support.
Are services being cut to reduce the levy? No services are being cut. DCBDD leverages local, state, and federal waiver matches to amplify the services offered. Leveraging these dollars allows DCBDD to deliver more services with less local funding.
What happens if the 2.0 mill renewal levy with a reduction doesn’t pass? If the levy doesn’t pass, DCBDD will have one more opportunity in the spring of 2022 to put the levy before voters. This is our largest revenue source; failure to pass the levy will require services to be altered.