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Capital Area Transportation Levy Increase (August 2010)

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A Capital Area Transportation Levy Increase measure was on the August 3, 2010 ballot in the cities in the capital area which are in Ingham County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 22,382 (62.46%)Approveda
  • NO 13,451 (37.54%)[1]

This measure sought to increase a current levy which help funds transportation in the capital area, the levy would be at a rate of $2.97 per $1,000 of assessed property and would be in place for five years.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

CAPITAL AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (CATA) MILLAGE PROPOSITION

CITY OF LANSING, CITY OF EAST LANSING, MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, LANSING TOWNSHIP AND DELHI TOWNSHIP

Shall the public transportation authority, the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), for continued service, as provided for by Public Act 55 of 1963, as amended, effective with calendar year 2011 replace both (i) an existing tax levy of 2.22 mills (approved by the voters in 2004 and authorized through 2010 and currently in the amount of 2.1838 mills pursuant to reductions caused by the operation of the provisions of the Headlee Act) and (ii) an existing tax levy of 0.787 mills (approved by the voters in 2008 and authorized through 2012), with (i) a renewal of 2.9708 mills (that being $2.9708 per thousand dollars of taxable value), and (ii) an increase of 0.0362 mills (that being $0.0362 per thousand dollars of taxable value) on real and personal property located within the City of Lansing, City of East Lansing, Meridian Township, Lansing Township, and Delhi Township for the years 2011 through 2015 inclusive, which is a period of five years? The purpose of the increase of 0.0362 mills is to offset the reductions caused by the operation of the provisions of the Headlee Act. If approved and levied, this millage would generate approximately $18,001,980 in its first year.

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