Berkley to Host Headlee Override Millage Information Sessions
Media contacts: Torri Mathes, City of Berkley; 248-763-7557, firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkley, MI – March 3, 2023 – The city of Berkley will be hosting four (4) public information sessions for Berkley voters to learn more about its Headlee Override Millage request which will be on the ballot on May 2, 2023.
Due to Michigan’s state laws, specifically, Headlee and Proposal A, Berkley has lost the ability to levy 3.4581 mills over the past decade. The city has reached the point where it can no longer maintain service amenities with the current funding structure.
It is estimated that if the voters were to approve the Headlee Override at 3.4581 mills, it would raise approximately $2.5 million within the first year for Berkley. This millage is to restore and is specifically set up for the city's general operating fund.
This decision by voters would move the city’s millage rate for the city’s operating and police/fire fund from 9.5419 mills to 13 mills.
The city is asking the Berkley community to attend one of its public information sessions to ensure that residents are properly informed about what this millage request is and how it will impact them.
The public information sessions will focus on informing Berkley voters about what this millage will cost them, what/how services are impacted, and why the city is asking for this.
EVENT DATES & LOCATIONS:
- Tuesday, March 7 at 7 PM @ Berkley Public Library (3155 Coolidge Hwy)
- Saturday, March 18 at 10 AM @ Berkley Community Center (2400 Robina Ave)
- Tuesday, April 4 at 7 PM @ Berkley City Hall (3338 Coolidge Hwy)
- Wednesday, April 12 at 7 PM @ Berkley City Hall (3338 Coolidge Hwy)