Farmington Hills City Charter Amendment (November 2011)

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A Farmington Hills City Charter Amendment measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Farmington Hills which is in Oakland County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 9,513 (69.95%)Approveda
  • NO 4,087 (30.05%)[1]

This measure sought to amend the city charter so that a special tax for the fire and police departments would be allowed at a rate of 1.7 mills for a period of ten years in order to pay for fire and police protection services in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Farmington Hills City Charter be amended to allow an additional special tax rate for public safety functions of the Fire and Police Departments by authorizing the City to levy a new additional millage in the amount of 1.7 mills, for 10 years, starting with the July, 2012 levy (resulting in the authorization to collect an estimated additional $5,270,000 in the first year if approved and levied), the taxes to be used by the City only for purposes of fire and police staffing and equipment to maintain the current levels of City public safety services?[3]


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