The Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees met with Governor Snyder on Friday, January 23, and following that discussion unanimously agreed to support the May 5 ballot proposal. The Board of Trustee believes that this proposal to support Michigan’s roads, schools and cities, is in the best interest of Michigan’s communities. The League will be taking an active role as an organization to help ensure its passage.
Support for the May 5th ballot proposal was based on the following factors:
- The proposal provides for a sustainable long-term investment in Michigan’s infrastructure that includes $1.2 billion for roads and bridges, and more than $100 million for transit on an annual basis.
- The proposal would also increase constitutional revenue sharing by more than $100 million annually.
- Combined, this investment in Michigan’s transportation network and communities represents a significant step forward in building attractive and vibrant places.
In the coming weeks the League will be working with other supporters help develop and implement a “Yes” campaign for Proposal 1.
Stay tuned for specifics ways your community can get involved and for information on the specific fiscal impact to each municipality.
Go here for additional photos from Friday’s board meeting featuring Governor Snyder.
John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.