Today the Wayne County Commission voted by a vote of 9 to 5 not to raise taxes of $49 million on our summer taxes. County Executive Evans is expected to veto that and place a special assessment on our tax bills unless we can convince one of the commissioner to change their vote to override the veto. Commisioners Webb, Killeen, Clark-Coleman, Ware and Scott voted no on transferring the money to avoid putting the bill on taxpayers. Alisha Bell was absent. The rest voted to keep taxpayers from getting the extra tax this summer.
According to the commission Chair they will try to override his veto in about a week and a half, but will need help from at least one of those who voted against us today.
Distribution List Name: WC Commission
Com. Al Haidous (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Alisha Bell (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Burton Leland (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Diane Webb (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Gary Woronchak (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Ilona Varga (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Jewel Ware (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Joe Barone (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Joseph Palamara (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Martha Scott (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Ramond Basham email@example.com
Com. Richard (Richard@RichardLeBlanc.com) Richard@RichardLeBlanc.com
Com. Richard L Blanc (District12@waynecounty.com) District12@waynecounty.com
Com. Terry Marecki firstname.lastname@example.org
Com. Tim Killeen (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact everyone in your address book who lives in Wayne County and tell them to contact their commissioner and others if they can.
Special assessments are completely out of control and used to violate the Headlee Amendment:
Article IX section 31 of the State Constitution limits your ability to tax.
§ 31 Levying tax or increasing rate of existing tax; maximum tax rate on new base; increase in assessed valuation of property; exceptions to limitations.
revenue from existing property, adjusted for changes in the General Price Level, as could have been collected at the existing authorized rate on the prior assessed value. The limitations of this section shall not apply to taxes imposed for the payment of principal and interest on bonds or other evidence of indebtedness or for the payment of assessments on contract obligations in anticipation of which bonds are issued which were authorized prior tothe effective date of this amendment.
History: Add. Init., approved Nov. 7, 1978, Eff. Dec. 23, 1978