Sebewaing Home Rule City Referendum (November 2009)
This question asked voters if they want to become a city and not a village. A yes vote on this referendum would have given the city committee to go ahead to proceed with the incorporation of Sebewaing into a home rule city. Even if this referendum had passed by voter, Sebewaing would not have been a city until voters vote on and approve a city charter. This referendum was the first step in the process for the town to become a city. The main drive by proponents for this move was that if the village becomes a city it would save the residents money in the long run. They would be paying for one city government and not two village ones, higher taxes would not ensue as many fear they will. Opponents say they do not see what a name change would do and feel that becoming a city they would alienate all those that live outside the village currently.
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