League Members Encouraged to Sign Up for Strong and Safe Community Emails on PPT Ballot Question

Go to StrongAndSafeCommunities.com to support the Aug. 5 ballot question that reforms the state's personal property tax.

The Michigan Municipal League is encouraging its members to join us in support the August 5, 2014, ballot proposal, that if approved, would complete much needed reform to the state’s personal property tax. The League is part of the Strong & Safe Communities coalition that is supporting the ballot question.

There are multiple ways League members can support this effort:
1. Sign up to receive campaign email alerts at www.StrongAndSafeCommunities.com
2. Pass a resolution in support of the ballot proposal. A sample resolution is available here. It’s important to note that it is legal for local government bodies to approve resolutions in support of ballot issues as long as no public tax dollars are expended. So resolutions are OK.

The campaign has been in full swing for a couple weeks now and will continue to be active until the election in August. League members, for example, have participated in multiple news conferences and meetings with the editorial boards of local newspapers.

Again, we encourage our members to support the full replacement of PPT dollars with a significantly more stable reimbursement mechanism by voting “yes” on August 5.

If you have question specific to the ballot question and the PPT reform effort contact that League’s Samantha Harkins, Director of State Affairs, at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org.

Matt Bach is director of media relations for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 734-669-6317.

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