ypsilanti income tax town hall meetings

I hesitate to post this… The prospect of another City Income Tax thread here on the site makes me feel a bit ill, but, as I haven’t seen this posted on any of the other local blogs yet, I thought that it was my civic duty. The following is a letter from our Mayor announcing three town hall meetings on the subject of the proposed tax.

City council has been cutting the budget for years to keep expenses in line with stagnant revenues. Even though property taxes on homes have continued to rise, heavy industry and their tax revenues have left the city. To keep the city budget balanced in the near future and continue current service levels, a revenue increase is needed. In November, Ypsilanti voters will be asked to consider an income tax that will diversify revenue and provide sufficient funds to continue current service levels until 2012. Below are some questions and answers about the income tax proposal. You can also view further information at the income tax page on the city of Ypsilanti website.

The city will host three informative income tax town hall meetings open to the public in each ward. EMU professor Joe Ohren will moderate the sessions. The meetings will be held on:

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  1. mark
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    And, for what it’s worth, I’ve decided to keep my mouth shut as to how I’m voting on this issue.

  2. E Darington
    Posted September 15, 2007 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    If there were a way for me to make love to this plan, I would. And I mean that sincerely. I love it that much.

  3. Ty
    Posted September 16, 2007 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I’d hit it.

  4. Posted September 16, 2007 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    mmmm. sloppy bureaucratic love making, easy on the paper cuts for all of our sake.

    this sounds like almost as much fun as… wait, isn’t it groundhog day (pause) again! yes, i’ve been to these meetings… there was (pause) a report, it was blue and had a ribbon. and that famous guy, Hawthorne, who wrote that book about the letter… he keeps screaming from Frog Island…

  5. maryd
    Posted September 17, 2007 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Yah, I have to agree, it sounds like the rerun of the last time they held meetings supporting an income tax.

  6. Dirtgrain
    Posted October 9, 2007 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    After I saw you on the bikepath, I got home to find the mayor at my front door. He informed me that there was a lot of misinformation at this site. He simplified his case for the tax this way: the tax vote passes, or we cut fire and police.

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