Lansing City Property Tax Increase (May 2011)

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A Lansing City Property Tax Increase measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the city of Lansing, which is in Ingham County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 6,438 (47.77%)
  • NO 7,039 (52.23%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current property tax rate by 4 mills for a further five years in order to help with expected budget deficits in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City restore its property taxing capacity to 20 mills for the next 5 years (from current year 2011 through 2015, inclusive), which is .8308 mills in excess of the current limit, and within which the City may raise the current levy of 15.44 mills by 4 mills to 19.44 mills for the purpose of funding essential services, including police, fire, and local road maintenance?[3][4]


  1. Ingham County Clerk, May Election Results
  2. WLNS 6, "Lansing Voters To Decide Property Tax Hike In May," February 21, 2011
  3. Ingham County Elections, May Issues List
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.