Kalamazoo Region Education Authority Levy Increase (May 2011)

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A Kalamazoo Region Education Authority Levy Increase measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the Kalmazoo Regional Educational Service Agency area of Calhoun and Kalamazoo County.

This measure was defeated in Calhoun County

  • YES 66
  • NO 85 Defeatedd[1]

This measure was approved in Kalamazoo County

  • YES 17,653 Approveda
  • NO 7,166[2]

This measure sought to increase the current tax rate by a rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of three years in order to help pay for operational costs for school districts in the area.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, Michigan, be increased by 1.5 mills ($1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation for a period of 3 years, 2011, 2012 and 2013, to provide operating funds to enhance other state and local funding for local school district operating purposes; if approved, the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect the first year of levy, 2011, is approximately $11,238,288 (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2010 tax levy)?[4]


  1. Calhoun County Elections, May Election Results
  2. Kalamazoo County Elections, Current Election Results (dead link)
  3. Kalamazoo County Clerk, May Candidate and Proposal List
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.