Wayne County Jail Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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A Wayne County Jail Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in Wayne County.

This measure sought to renew the current jail levy which is set at a rate of $.94 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further ten years in order to continue to pay for jail operational costs and services offered by the jail in the county. It was approved.

Election results

Wayne County Jail Levy Renewal
Approveda Yes 135,461 60.35%

Election Results from: Washtenaw County Election Results (dead link)

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

To renew the millage authorized in 2002, shall Wayne County be authorized to continue to levy this millage at the 2011 rollback rate of .9381 mills (about 94 cents per thousand dollars of taxable valuation) for ten more years (2012 through 2021) for any of the following previously authorized uses: To acquire, construct, and/or operate jail, misdemeanant, or juvenile incarceration or detention facilities, and for adult penalty options such as work release, home detention and community restitution; with at least one-tenth of the millage used to acquire, build and operate a juvenile offender work/training institution? This renewal is estimated to generate at least $38,859,493 in property tax revenue in 2012.[1][2]


  1. Wayne County Elections, August Proposal List
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.