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There will be a '''Kalamazoo Transit Authority Levy Proposal''' on the [[November 3, 2009 ballot measures in Michigan|November 3]] ballot in [[Kalamazoo County, Michigan ballot measures|Kalamazoo County]].
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There was a '''Kalamazoo Transit Authority Levy Proposal''' on the [[November 3, 2009 ballot measures in Michigan|November 3]] ballot in [[Kalamazoo County, Michigan ballot measures|Kalamazoo County]].
  
The Kalamazoo Transit Authority seeks to add a $.60 tax on all property in the city of Kalamazoo in order to help fund and provide public transportation services. This tax would be in place for three years once it is approved and would begin in 2010.<ref>[http://www.kalcounty.com/clerk/CANDIDATE%20LIST%2011-3-09.pdf ''Candidates & Issues – November 3, 2009 Election'' pg.2]</ref>  
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The Kalamazoo Transit Authority sought to add a $.60 tax on all property in the city of Kalamazoo in order to help fund and provide public transportation services. This tax would be in place for three years once it is approved and would begin in 2010.<ref>[http://www.kalcounty.com/clerk/CANDIDATE%20LIST%2011-3-09.pdf ''Candidates & Issues – November 3, 2009 Election'' pg.2]</ref>  
  
The question on the ballot is, "Shall the City of Kalamazoo Transit Authority, County of Kalamazoo, Michigan levy as a new millage, an amount not to exceed Sixty Cents ($.60) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (.60 mill) of the Taxable Value of all taxable property in the City of Kalamazoo for a period of three years, for 2010, 2011 and 2012, to provide for public transportation services, including limited evening services? If approved and levied in its entirety in 2010, this millage would raise approximately $998,442 for the Transit Authority."
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The question on the ballot was, "Shall the City of Kalamazoo Transit Authority, County of Kalamazoo, Michigan levy as a new millage, an amount not to exceed Sixty Cents ($.60) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (.60 mill) of the Taxable Value of all taxable property in the City of Kalamazoo for a period of three years, for 2010, 2011 and 2012, to provide for public transportation services, including limited evening services? Since it was approved, it will be levied in its entirety in 2010, this millage would raise approximately $998,442 for the Transit Authority."
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This tax will help fund 18 bus routes in the city and would generate $1 million annually to help fund these services.  This is the second part of a tax levy which voters approved in May, also helping to fund public transportation in the city.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2009/10/election_brims_with_choices_on.html ''MLive.com'', "Election brims with choices on buses, gays, bonds and more," October 31, 2009]</ref>
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===Election result===
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{{Outcome
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| title = Kalamazoo Transit Authority Levy Proposal
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| yes = 8599
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| yespct = 74.79
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| no = 2899
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| nopct = 25.21
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| total = 11498
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| turnoutpct =0
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}}<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2009/11/kalamazoos_metro_transit_tax_e.html ''MLive.com'', "Transit tax passes easily in Kalamazoo," November 3, 2009]</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:52, 12 September 2012

There was a Kalamazoo Transit Authority Levy Proposal on the November 3 ballot in Kalamazoo County.

The Kalamazoo Transit Authority sought to add a $.60 tax on all property in the city of Kalamazoo in order to help fund and provide public transportation services. This tax would be in place for three years once it is approved and would begin in 2010.[1]

The question on the ballot was, "Shall the City of Kalamazoo Transit Authority, County of Kalamazoo, Michigan levy as a new millage, an amount not to exceed Sixty Cents ($.60) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (.60 mill) of the Taxable Value of all taxable property in the City of Kalamazoo for a period of three years, for 2010, 2011 and 2012, to provide for public transportation services, including limited evening services? Since it was approved, it will be levied in its entirety in 2010, this millage would raise approximately $998,442 for the Transit Authority."

This tax will help fund 18 bus routes in the city and would generate $1 million annually to help fund these services. This is the second part of a tax levy which voters approved in May, also helping to fund public transportation in the city.[2]

Election result

Kalamazoo Transit Authority Levy Proposal
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 8599 74.79%
No 2899 25.21%
Total votes 11498 100.00%
Voter turnout 0%

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