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Call for Transparency Draws Protestors to Farmington

April 16th 2017

Call for Transparency Draws Protestors to Farmington (CP Proxmire, April 16, 2017) Farmington, MI – Over 350 protestors, plus some counter-protestors, converged on Riley Park in Farmington Saturday in a Tax Day demonstration calling for transparency in State and Federal government. Many sign holders called for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. State […]

Aug. 2 Election: Detroit Zoo Seeking to Extend Millage

April 25th 2016

Aug. 2 Election: Detroit Zoo Seeking to Extend Millage (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2016) Royal Oak, MI –  Taxpayers will likely be asked to approve an extension of the tri county millage to continue funding the Detroit Zoo. The current .1 mill tax expires in 2018, but the process to put it on the […]

Oakland County Public Transportation Millage… Aug. 7

July 24th 2012

Residents of some Oakland County communities, including Ferndale and Hazel Park, will be able to vote on the Oakland County Public Transportation Millage Renewal on Aug. 7, 2012.

Attempt to Make DIA Funding Contingent on Other Counties Fails

June 12th 2012

Oakland County Republican Angela River tried to stop the potential new tax that could come if Oakland County voters decide to support a 10 year 0.2 mil property tax to help fund the struggling Detroit Institute of Arts, by proposing an amendment

Community Input Mtg. Monday to Discuss N. Woodward

November 19th 2011

The community input meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 from 6:30pm-8pm at Woodward Avenue Candy Shop (23337 Woodward). Cristina Shepard-Decius announced the event at last Monday’s council meeting, saying “We want to find out business needs for Woodward Avenue. How do you interface with businesses that are along there?”

Chamber Hosts Headlee Forum

April 12th 2011

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce held a forum for business owners and residents to discuss Proposal A. Representatives from local and County government were there, as well as a representative from each of the citizens campaigns. Dennis Whittie spoke on behalf of Yes to Ferndale’s Future. Sean House represented FACT (Ferndale Against Council’s Tax).

Time to Talk About the Headlee

April 6th 2011

On May 3, 2011, voters in the City of Ferndale will be asked to vote on a property tax increase to help fill in where lost state revenue sharing and lost property taxes have left the City $2.3 million short. Campaigns have organized around both sides of the issue, and there are two upcoming forums where residents can hear about and discuss the vote.

Groups Organize Around Headlee Override Issue

March 22nd 2011

“Shall the City of Ferndale, County of Oakland, Michigan, be permitted to increase its authorized millage rate in 2011 for a term of five (5) years ending December 31, 2015, by an additional 5.4552 mills ($5.4552 per $1,000) on each dollar of the taxable value of all real and personal property in the City of Ferndale, which will restore to the City the Charter-authorized millage amount for general purposes which has been reduced by Section 31 of Article IX of the State Constitution of 1963, all of which tax revenues would be disbursed to the City of Ferndale; provided that the City shall not be authorized to levy more than three (3) additional mills in 2011. The Charter-authorized millage amount has been reduced by required millage rollbacks in recent years to 14.5448. If approved, the initial three (3) mills authorized for levy would raise approximately $1,681,806 in 2011.”