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Ypsilanti City Property & Transportation Levy Measures, 2 (November 2010)

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Two Ypsilanti City Levy Measures were on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the city of Ypsilanti which is in Washtenaw County.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to raise the city property tax levy from the current rate of 19.0211 mills to the previous rate of 20 mills. A Michigan amendment reduced the property tax rate, but city voters were able to choose to raise it past the set amount if they felt it was necessary.

  • YES 2,083 (51.2%)Approveda
  • NO 1,985 (48.8%)

The transportation levy will implement a tax of .9789 mills in order to keep bus services offered by Anne Arbor up to their current rate once funding stops from Anne Arbor. City officials estimated that the tax will generate around $281,000 the first year it is in place.[1]

  • YES 3,227 (72.19%)Approveda
  • NO 1,243 (27.81%)[2]

Background

Both measures were scheduled to appear on the August primary election ballot, but were pulled due to state law stating that charter amendments could not be made during a primary election. Although ballots had already been printed with these two amendments on them, the votes cast did not count. Supporters of the measure saw the August vote as a way for voters to see the issue before hand and if they do not know about to get more information for the vote in November which will actually count.[3]

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