Municipal Operating, Police and Fire Millage Proposal
Message from the Mayor:
Dear Residents and Taxpayers:
By unanimous vote, the City Council has placed on the August 7th, 2012 primary election ballot an issue of enormous importance to all residents of Berkley. The Municipal Operation, Police and Fire Millage Proposal, as it has been designated on the ballot, is often described as a “Headlee Override” property tax election. A majority “yes” vote will enable the City to be financially secure enough to provide the services our residents enjoy and continue the quality of life we have all come to value.
The beauty of our democratic system is that when we come to a crossroads we all have a say on the path to be chosen. I am confident that you will give The Municipal Operation, Police and Fire Millage Proposal your careful consideration. The kind of Berkley you want for yourself and your children will be greatly influenced by the outcome of this election.
Dr. Phil O’Dwyer
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to many questions about the millage proposal, including the ballot language, and how this money will be used can be found in the information below.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Millage Proposal
- Questions and Answers from the July 24th Town Hall Meeting
Citizens Advisory Committee
On March 19, the City Council approved the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee. The purpose of this committee was to review City finances, evaluate options, and make recommendations to the City Council and staff.
- Citizens Advisory Committee - Final Report to City Council
- More Citizens Advisory Committee Resources
Election Day Information
If you have any further questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at (248) 658-3350.