Proposal A - City Charter Amendment
The November 6, 2012 election will include the following ballot language for the registered voters to consider:
Proposed Amendment to Chapter 8, Section 11 to allow for a Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service Millage.
Over the past eight years, the City of Royal Oak has cut its full-time work force by 25%. Lower tax revenues will require more reductions and impact services and programs further. This proposed 5-year police, fire and emergency medical service millage will allow Royal Oak to maintain core services.
The proposed amendment to Chapter 8, Section 11, if approved, would allow the City to levy a millage for a period not to exceed five (5) years of up to 3.975 mills, to defray the costs for police, fire and emergency medical services.
- City Mayor Ellison's Letter to the Citizens of Royal Oak
- A town hall discussion on the Public Safety Millage will be held on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Elementary School, 506 E. 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak. City Mayor Jim Ellison will speak, joined by City Manager Don Johnson and police and fire department representatives.
- City Commission Report by City Manager Donald E Johnson, dated July 10, 2012
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Public Safety Millage Proposal
- International City Management Association (ICMA) Reports:
- ICMA Police Department Report
- ICMA Fire Department Report
- City Commission Meeting Discussions (Minutes and Video):
- March 12, 2012 - Discussion of Police Department Report (continued)
- March 26, 2012 - Discussion of Fire Department Report
- May 3, 2012 - Discussion of Police and Fire Budgets
- May 24, 2012 - Discussion of Budget and Tax Rate
- July 16, 2012 - Discussion of Millage Proposal
- August 13, 2012 - Discussion of Ballot Language (Item 13)