Proposal 1 Election in Three Weeks; New Videos, Information Now Available

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Dene Westbrook

With three weeks to go until the May 5 election on Proposal 1, the Michigan Municipal League has recently posted a number of new videos and community-specific information showing why people should VOTE YES on the road funding initiative.

Proposal 1 will benefit communities in multiple ways and in particular it will bring in additional, much-needed dollars in the areas of road funding and constitutional revenue sharing. The League has put together a slide show illustrating how much additional dollars will be generated in each Michigan community if Proposal 1 is approved by voters May 5. View the slide show here.

The League also has produced a series of short videos of municipal officials from all parts of the state explaining why they support Proposal 1. The League has put together a compilation of the videos that you can view here.

View videos of League members supporting Proposal 1 here:

View videos of League members supporting Proposal 1 here:

View each individual testimonial:

League President Dick Bolen, Mayor Pro Tem of Wakefield

League Vice President Nathan Triplett, Mayor of East Lansing

League Board Member Catherine Bostick-Tullius, Lapeer city commissioner

Elk Rapids Village President Dan Reszka

Huntington Woods Mayor Ron Gillham and Commissioner Jeff Jenks

Kalamazoo City Commissioner Eric Cunningham

Fenton Mayor Sue Osborn

Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger

Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly

jack video-smallWe believe these videos and information not only show the broad-based support Proposal 1 has, but also help explain why the passage of this proposal is so vital to the future of our communities. The League board in January unanimously supported Proposal 1 and joined the Safe Roads Yes! coalition. For community-specific information related to Proposal 1 go to the League’s Safe Roads Yes information web page here.

This page has talking points, neutral information and other details about Proposal 1. The page also includes a list of the more than 20 Michigan communities that have passed resolutions in support of Proposal 1.

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

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