A City of Allen Park Police & Fire Property Tax Increase Charter Amendment question was approved on the August 6, 2013, election ballot in the City of Allen in Wayne County, which is in Michigan.
This measure authorized a 6.75-mill tax ($6.75 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for 10 years that would replace a 3.5-mill tax levy which was approved in 2011. The tax would increase the property taxes on a house with taxable value of 41,000 by $133 in 2014.
| Allen City Proposal|
| Yes|| 5,114|| 70%|
- These results are from the Detroit Free Press election results coverage.
Text of measure
Question on the ballot:
||Shall Section 8.01 of the Charter of the City of Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan, be amended so as to permit the levy by the City of an ad valorem tax in addition to the twelve and one half (12 ½) mills authorized by the Charter in an amount not to exceed six and three-quarters (6 ¾) mills for ten (10) years, from 2013 through 2022, for the sole purpose of paying for police and fire services? If approved, this amendment will replace the authority approved in 2011 to levy three and one half (3 ½) mills for five (5) years. It is estimated that if the full six and three-quarters (6 ¾) mills were levied in 2013 it would raise approximately $4,900,000.
Mayor William Matakas said that this tax increase is “absolutely vital to turning around our city.” Matakas said that without the approval of this measure about 15 of the city’s 23 firefighters and seven of its 37 police officers will be laid off.