Mansfield city leaders say the November election will be crucial to keeping the city running.
They are calling it the "Save your services, save your city levy."
City Service Safety Directory Lori Cope said the city desperately needs the money to pay for regular city services, such as police, fire and street maintenance.
"We didn't make this decision lightly. We cut and we cut and we cut as best we could. We gutted this building and our services are as minimal as they can be for our personnel. And we came to the decision that we just have nowhere else to go but to ask the citizens for help," said Cope.
Cope said for a $35,000 a year household, the levy would mean an extra $87 a year in taxes.
Voters will get to make the final decision on November 6.
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