ØWhat you already pay for existing mass
transit in SE MI:
o$100 per $100,000 of taxable value on your home
oTen percent of what you pay at the pump in
current gas taxes.
oTen percent of your car's annual vehicle registration
oThe mass transit taxes you already pay could buy
every regular user of mass transit in metro-Detroit a brand new Ford Focus
every three years - and still have $XXX left over.
ØWhat you WILL pay for mass transit under
the ballot proposal:
o$120 more per $100,000 of taxable value on your
home and business every year for 20 years.
o$2,500 per $100,000 of taxable home value over
the duration of the tax.
oThe plan authorizes the mass transit authority
to initiate an additional 25% increase in your existing annual vehicle
oThe proposal will take $4.7 billion out of
taxpayer incomes - enough to provide every regular user of mass transit in
metro-Detroit with a brand new leased Cadillac every three years.
ØMajor roads will have lanes closed to create
'bus only' lanes - congesting traffic.
ØCities with bus only lanes also implement
priority traffic signal policies that turn
stop lights green for approaching buses and red for cross traffic -
further delaying motorists
·Blocks Mass Transit
ØThe proposal spends hundreds of millions on old
transit technology like buses and rail while other cities are contracting out
transit services to Uber; Lyft, Chariot and others that provide door-to-door
service at substantial savings.
ØAdvances in self driving vehicles may provide
breakthroughs in personalized, cost-effective transit service that cannot be
realized if our region is financially locked for decades into a dinosaur mass
To get the particulars on this nightmare you should
go to The Wayne County Taxpayers Association website. www.wctaxpayers.org
and scroll the presentation on why you should vote NO. It was presented to us
by a Northville School Board member but the information can be used by all of
The passage of Proposal A which changed the way we finance school only allows up to a three mil increase and only if voted by the entire county intermediate district.
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