Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Macomb County, Michigan

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Grade2.pngC-
Budget
{{{1}}}
Meetings
{{{1}}}
Elected Officials
{{{1}}}
Administrative Officials P
Partial.png
Permits, zoning N
600px-Red x.png
Audits
{{{1}}}
Contracts
{{{1}}}
Lobbying N
600px-Red x.png
Public records N
600px-Red x.png
Local taxes P
Partial.png
County websitesGuide.png
Transparency grading process

Macomb County is one of 83 counties in Michigan and has a population of 840,978.[1] The county seat is Mount Clemens.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Michigan county websites

This website was reviewed on April 20, 2012.

The good

  • The budget and financial reports are posted, with archives going back to 2007 for the budget and 2004 for the financial reports.[2]
  • Board of Commissioners meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are posted.[3]
  • Elected officials' names and contact information are posted.[4]
  • A check register is posted, along with bids and proposals.[5][6]
  • Phone numbers are listed for all departments, and a county directory contains the names of department officials.[7][8]
  • An interacting map contains tax data and other property information.[9]

The bad

  • Individual contact details are not provided for administrative officials.
  • Building permit and zoning information are not posted.
  • No information on public records requests is available.
  • No lobbying information is available.
  • Tax rate information is only available in the unsearchable budget PDF[10] -- nowhere else. There is no option to pay taxes online.

Budget

2011 Budget

2011 Budgeted Expense Summary, General Fund and Other Operating Funds[10]

Category Expenses
Legislative $1,310,358
Judicial $35,528,612
General Government $66,192,757
Public Safety $62,615,592
Total Other $2,637,900
Human Services $78,550,023
Health Services $23,902,031
Mental Health Services $203,368,180
Library/Parks/Veterans $2,555,233
TOTAL $476,660,686

Taxes

The 2011 and 2012 property tax rate for Macomb County is 4.5685 mills.[10]

Public employees

Elected officials

2011-2012 Board of Commissioners[11]

District Name
1 Toni Moceri
2 Marvin E. Sauger Vice Chair
3 Phillip A. DiMaria
4 David Flynn
5 Ray Gralewski
6 James L. Carabelli
7 Don Brown
8 Kathy D. Vosburg Chair
9 Fred Miller Sergeant at Arms
10 Roland Fraschetti
11 Kathy Tocco
12 Bob Smith
13 Joe Sabatini

Salaries

Main article: Macomb County employee salaries

Pensions

Main article: Michigan public pensions

According to the 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (the latest available), in 2008, Macomb had a solvent pension system but $517,955,257 in unfunded actuarial accrued liabilities.[12]

External links

References