via News5:

They are braving the cold and tracking folks down to get a couple thousand Euclid residents to sign a petition to stop RITA from taking over city income tax collection.

“We need to keep the tax department in house,” said Euclid resident Jeff Beck. “It’s less expensive, it employs Euclid workers and it will offer us better service.”

Jeff Beck and Marcus Epps started a petition shortly after the Euclid city council voted 5-4 to allow RITA to collect taxes for the city. The vote caused most of the people in the audience to turn their backs on the council in disappointment.

RITA is an agency that collects municipal taxes. It’s already used by more than 300 local communities and it’s also the subject of many scathing reviews.

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