Saginaw County Sheriff Levy Increase (May 2011)

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A Saginaw County Sheriff Levy Increase measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in Saginaw County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 13,885 (56.2%)Approveda
  • NO 10,823 (43.8%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current Sheriff levy by a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of five years in order to help pay for operational costs of the county Sheriff department as well as the county jail.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the County of Saginaw, Michigan (“County”), impose an increase in its levy of general ad valorem taxes which may be imposed for all purposes upon real and personal property in the County, as provided in Article 9 Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, which will result in an increase of up to 1.0000 mill ($1.00 per $1,000) of the taxable valuation of such property as finally equalized, for levy in years 2011 through 2015, both inclusive, which increased levy is estimated to raise up to $4,400,000 in the first year, for the purposes of continuing operations of the Saginaw County Sheriff Department and Jail facility within Saginaw County?[3]


  1. Saginaw County Clerk, May Election Results
  2. Saginaw County Clerk, Sheriff Proposal
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.