Ypsilanti City Charter Amendment (August 2010)

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A Ypsilanti City Charter Amendment measure was on the August 3, 2010 ballot in the township of Sharon which is in Washtenaw County.

  • YES 1,492 (70.05%) Approveda
  • NO 638 (29.95%)[1]

This measure sought to amend the city charter so that a levy of .97 mills would be added if there is not a current levy for public transportation in the city.[2]

The question on the ballot:

Charter Amendment – Public Transit

An Amendment to Section 6.01 of Article VI, Taxation, of the City Charter to restore the levy of 0.9789 mills for Public Transit purposes

This amendment will authorize, in any year a millage is NOT otherwise levied for county wide or regional public transit, or when needed to supplement a county wide or regional millage, as approved by City Council, a tax of 0.9789 mills solely for public transit purposes. Approval would increase the tax levy by 0.9789 mills as new additional millage in excess of the limitation imposed by law, restoring the authorized Charter millage to 20 mills, since reduced by the Headlee amendment. It is estimated that if levied, 0.9789 mills would raise approximately $281,429 when first levied in 2011.[3]


  1. Washtenaw County Elections, August 3 Primary Summary Results
  2. Washtenaw County Elections, August 3 Proposals
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.