Ballot Language

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What Does the Ballot Proposal Mean?

The ballot language says “increase,” but, in fact, this proposal is for a millage renewal. The term “increase” must be used in the ballot language because the current library tax expires on December 31, 2014, and the millage rate reverts to zero.

Ballot Proposal

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property with the Kalamazoo Public Library District be increased in an amount not to exceed 1.1801 mills ($1.1801 on each $1,000.00 of taxable value) for a period of 20 years, beginning in the year 2014 and ending in the year 2033, inclusive, as a renewal of that portion of 1.1926 mills previously authorized by the electors of the Library District in 1995, which has been reduced by the Headlee Amendment to 1.1801 mills, for the purpose of providing funds for Library purposes? It is estimated that 1.1801 mills would raise approximately $3,128,641 when first levied in 2014.

List of candidates and proposals for the May 6, 2014 election PDF