Dexter Cityhood Petition (2009)
The Dexter City Petition is a village petition that was submitted to the state Boundary Commision by the citizens of Dexter, Michigan calling for the village to become a city. Supporters say they've gotten 140 signatures since the end of April 2009, exceeding the 117 needed.
The petition began in January 2009 when the Village Council voted 5-2 to direct village staff to coordinate volunteers to circulate the petition.
The Village of Dexter's website posted a questionnaire on their website detailing the affects a cityhood would have on the area and the residents. Questions ranged from low income housing to boudary issues:
Will cityhood mean having to develop more low income housing?
No statutory requirement exists that would require additional low income housing if the Village becomes a city. Decisions regarding any new housing developments go through the Planning Commission and Council of both a Village and a City.
- Ann Arbor News, "Dexter residents collect enough signatures to move forward on cityhood petition", June 4, 2009
- Ann Arbor News, "Dexter council gives OK to petition drive for cityhood", January 28, 2009
- Village of Dexter, "Cityhood Frequently Asked Questions", September 15, 2008