Parma Nixes Tax Boost, Critics Assail Police Chief

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http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/105238674222290.xml Irate voters in the Cleveland suburb of Parma rejected a $1.8 million tax for their beleaguered police forces, leading to turmoil at City Hall, the Cleveland Plain Dealer says. Mayor Gerald Boldt ordered the layoffs of five police officers, idled a motorcycle unit and imposed a city-wide ban on non-emergency overtime. The ban might force the closing of a fire station. Stung by the depth of voter dissatisfaction, four . . .

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