Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vote Early and Often

It seems that every time I go to the Wayne County website they have redone it. That means I have to look all over the place to find out what they did with everything. I wonder if it is a bureaucratic plot or just a bunch of IT people with nothing else to do.

I'm getting real excited. We have a week and a half until the primary. For those of you who live in Wayne County, you should check out the Wayne County Clerks office for the ballot information.

Don't forget there is a SMART millage proposal for the tricounty area. In Wayne County it reads:

If approved, this proposal shall renew in 2010 the 0.59 mill levied by the Wayne County Transit Authority and allow continued support to the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, serving the elderly, handicapped, and general public of Wayne County.

Shall the tax imposed on taxable property in the Wayne County Transit Authority area which expired with the 2009 tax, be levied for four (4) years, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, inclusive, at 0.59 mill (59 cents per $1,000 taxable value), for the purpose of making contributions in aid of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) and its purpose of serving the elderly, handicapped and general public in the County of Wayne? It is estimated that 0.59 mill would raise approximately $12,158,000 when levied in 2010.

Yes __
No __

As a renewal it will levied subject to the Headlee rollback. If they had wished to ask for the original millage they would have had to ask for an increase to levy the whole millage. That is the reason they do not want to let it expire.

The primary is very important. This is where we separate the fruits from the nuts. November will be successful only if we pick the right people and don't leave it to the special interests who always show up. Make it a point to inform yourself and vote armed with more information than the flier on your door. Our future as a country and as a state depends on it.