The .5% income tax increase put in place in 2010 was necessary to maintain Citywide services at that time and to provide funding for capital improvement projects. Half of the increase (.25% income tax) was to help maintain Public Safety services. Public Safety Services include Police, Fire/EMS, and Dispatch. Since 2010, the number of EMS calls annually has increased from 3,470 in 2010 to 6,054 in 2022. Since 2010, the State of Ohio has significantly reduced the amount of local government funds received by the City of Xenia.