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Property Tax Increase
Caledonia Township, MI 2012
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MILLAGE
This proposal requests the authorization for the levy of a new additional millage for the purpose of supporting the provision of public transportation services in the Charter Township of Caledonia. This millage would be disbursed to the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency and used to defray the expenses of existing transportation services. If authorized by the voters, it is estimated that the levy of the entire millage would generate $25,764 the first year.
Shall a new additional millage for public transportation services be levied in an amount of .17 mills ($0.17 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) annually for a period of two years?
Lorain County, OH 2013
An additional tax for the benefit of The Lorain County Transit for the purpose of purchasing, acquiring, constructing, enlarging, improving, equipping, repairing, maintaining, or operating, or any combination of the foregoing, a county transit system pursuant to sections 306.01 to 306.13 of the Revised Code, or of making any payment to a Board of County Commissioners operating a transit system or a county transit board pursuant to section 306.06 of the Revised Code at a rate of .04 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.004 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014.
FOR THE TAX LEVY
AGAINST THE TAX LEVY
Sales Tax Increase
Hillsborough County, FL 2012
Shall transportation improvements throughout Hillsborough County, Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City be funded by levying a one percent transportation sales surtax from January 1, 2011 until repealed, deposited into a dedicated trust fund, all spending reviewed by an independent oversight committee of citizens and experts, with 75% spent on transit, including local rail and an expanded bus system for express, local and neighborhood service, and 25% spent on improving roads and other transportation projects?
St. Louis, MO 2010
Shall the County of St. Louis impose a countywide sales tax of one-half of one percent for the purpose of providing a source of funds for public transportation, purposes including the restoration, operation and expansion of MetroLink, MetroBus, disabled and senior transportation, in addition to an existing sales tax of one-quarter of one percent for the same purpose?
Alameda County, CA 2012
Shall a new Transportation Expenditure Plan be implemented to address current and future transportation needs that:
• Improves transit access to jobs and schools;
• Fixes roads, improves highways and increases bicycle and pedestrian safety;
• Reduces traffic congestion and improves air quality;
• Keeps senior, youth, and disabled fares affordable.
Approval extends the existing County sales tax and increases it by 1/2 cent, with independent oversight, local job creation programs. No money can be taken by the state.
Orange County, NC 2012
One-Half Percent Local Sales and Use Tax
One-half percent (1/2%) local sales and use taxes, in addition to the current local sales and use taxes, to be used only for public transportation systems.
Property Tax Renewal
Perry, MI 2012
SPECIAL MILLAGE PROPOSAL (CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MILLAGE)
This proposal requests authorization for the levy of the continuation of a millage for the purpose of supporting the provision of public transportation services in the City of Perry. This millage would be used to defray the expenses of existing transportation services provided by the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency and be used to defray the expenses of transportation services in the future. If authorized by the voters, it is estimated that the levy of the entire millage would generate $10,545.41 the first year.
Shall a special millage for public transportation services be levied in an amount not to exceed .25 mill ($.25 per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) annually for a period of two years.
Oakland County, MI 2012
If approved, this proposal will renew the .59 mills levied by the Oakland County Public Transportation Authority in 2010, for the years 2010 and 2011, and will allow continued support to the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) for a public transportation system serving the elderly, disabled and general population of Oakland County.
As a renewal of the mills, which expired with the 2011 tax levy, shall the limitation on the amount of taxes imposed on taxable property in the Oakland County Public Transportation Authority area be renewed at .59 mills (59 cents per $1,000 of taxable value) for two (2) years, 2012 and 2013 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for the support of a public transportation system serving the elderly, disabled and general population of Oakland County? It is estimated that .59 mills would raise approximately $16 million when levied in 2012.
Caro, MI 2012
Caro Transit Authority Millage Renewal Proposal
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Caro Transit Authority, County of Tuscola, Michigan, be increased by One Dollar ($1.00) per thousand dollars ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of four (4) years, 2013 to 2016, inclusive, as a renewal of millage previously approved by the voters which expires with the 2012 levy, for the sole and exclusive purpose of continuing public bus transportation services within the Caro Transit Authority (Indianfields Township, Almer Charter Township and the City of Caro)?
It is estimated that 1.00 mill would raise approximately $206,207 when first levied in 2013.
Charlevoix County, MI 2012
TRANSIT MILLAGE PROPOSAL
This proposal will permit the County of Charlevoix to restore the .25 mill, previously approved by the electors for the purpose of providing funds for the operation of the County Transit System.
Shall the previously voted increase in the 15-mill tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution on the general ad valorem taxes within Charlevoix County be renewed at 0.25 mill ($0.25 per $1000 of taxable value) for a period of four (4) years 2013 through 2016, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for the operation of the County Transit System; and shall the County levy such renewal in millage for said purpose, thereby raising in the first year an estimated $504,628.
Maine Statewide 2009
Do you favor a $71,250,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit facilities, ferry and port facilities, including port and harbor structures, as well as funds for the LifeFlight Foundation that will make the State eligible for over $148,000,000 in federal and other matching funds?
Arlington County, VA 2012
Metro and Transportation
Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $31,946,000 to finance, together with other available funds the cost of various capital projects for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and other transit, pedestrian, road or transportation projects?
Sales Tax Advisory
Horry County, SC 2010
Do you favor the funding by Horry County, in an amount not to exceed 6/10ths of a mill ($1,080,000.00) annually, for the operations of a regional public mass transportation provider such as Coast RTA?
Cincinnati, OH 2009
An amendment to the charter of the city of Cincinnati to prevent the expenditure of monies by the city for right-of-way acquisition or construction of improvements for passenger rail transportation (e.g., a trolley or streetcar) without first submitting the same to a vote of the electorate and receiving a majority affirmative vote for the same.
Extension of Sales Tax Diversion
Houston, TX 2012
Metropolitan Transit Authority, Referendum on Street Improvement Mobility Program
The continued dedication of up to 25% of metro's sales and use tax revenues for street improvements and related projects for the period October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2025 as authorized by law and with no increase in the current rate of metro's sales and use tax.
Memphis, TN 2012
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Memphis, Tennessee, be amended by adding the following provisions to read as follows:
“The Council of the City of Memphis is authorized by Ordinance to authorize the City of Memphis to levy and collect a one cent gasoline tax on all sales within the city and to authorize the use of revenue derived therefrom for budget expenditures for public transportation”
I, Brian Collins, Director of Finance for the City of Memphis do herby certify that the net revenue increase to the City if this Amendment is adopted is estimated to be $3,000,000 annually.