Clawson City Operations Levy Increase (February 2012)

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A Clawson City Operations Levy Increase measure was on the February 28, 2012 ballot in the city of Clawson which is in Oakland County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,337 (53.76%)Approveda
  • NO 1,150 (46.24%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current levy by a rate of $4.24 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of ten years in order to help pay for operational costs of the city police, fire and public works departments.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the City of Clawson be increased by 4.2398 mills ($4.2398 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of ten (10) years, from 2012 through 2021, as new additional millage in excess of the limitation imposed by Michigan Compiled Laws section 211.34d, to restore City Charter millage authorization previously approved by the electors as reduced by operation of the Headlee amendment, to provide funds for general operating purposes, consisting of police, fire, public works, operations and continuation of existing services? It is estimated that 4.2398 mills would raise approximately $1,310,000 when first levied in 2012.[3]


  1. Oakland County Elections, February Election Results
  2. Oakland County Clerk, February Candidate and Proposal List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.