SMART Transit Millage Renewal on Aug. 7 Ballot

SMART Transit Millage Renewal on Aug. 7 Ballot

(Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2018)

Oakland County, MI- On Aug. 7, 2018 voters in Oakland County will be asked to renew a millage that funds public transportation. This is NOT the millage for the Regional Transit Authority.  This IS for a continuation of SMART services already being provided.

Here is the ballot language:

If approved, this proposal will renew and increase the .9863 mills formerly authorized to 1.0 mills for the years 2018 through 2021, and allow continued support to the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) for a public transportation system serving the elderly, disabled, and general public of Oakland County.

For the purpose of providing funds for the support of a public transportation system serving the elderly, disabled, and general public of the County of Oakland, as a renewal and increase of the .9863 mills which expired with the 2017 tax levy, shall the limitation on the amount of taxes imposed on taxable property in the Oakland County Public Transportation Authority area be renewed and increased at 1.0 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for four (4) years, 2018 through 2021, inclusive? It is estimated that if approved this millage will raise approximately $31 million in the first year.

For more information on SMART visit https://www.smartbus.org/

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