Oak Park City Safety Levy Addition (May 2012)

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An Oak Park City Safety Levy Addition measure was on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the city of Oak Park which is in Oakland County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,718 (78.77%)Approveda
  • NO 463 (21.23%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current city levy by a rate of $1.14 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of ten years in order to further pay for the public safety department operation and maintenance costs in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City of Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan, be authorized to increase its tax levy by 1.1437 mills on each dollar ($1.1437 per $1,000) of the taxable value of all property in the City, for a period of ten (10) years, from 2012 through 2021, inclusive, thereby increasing the Charter-authorized millage in excess of the limit to which it has been reduced by Section 31 of Article IX of the State Constitution of 1963, all of which tax revenues will be disbursed to the City of Oak Park and used for the purpose of funding personnel, equipment and operations of the Department of Public Safety, including but not limited to paying the costs of employing Public Safety Officers and purchasing police cars and police and fire equipment, and paying any and all other costs associated with or related to such purposes? The 1.1437 mill increase will raise the sum of approximately $536,498.00 in 2012.[3]


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