County Board Sends Message to Lansing

Washtenaw County commissioners passed a resolution at their April 4, 2012 meeting asking state legislators to halt any bills that would eliminate the state’s personal property tax, unless 100% replacement revenues are guaranteed. More than $40 million in PPT revenues are received by local units of government within Washtenaw County.

The resolution calls the potential loss of PPT revenue “devastating,” and states that such a loss would ”severely reduce the level of services by the local governments, including but not limited to public safety, transportation, libraries, schools, and local infrastructure.”

Dan Smith abstained from the vote. Rob Turner was absent.

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the county administration building, 220 N. Main in Ann Arbor. A more detailed report will follow: [link]