Road Commission Officials Available to Give Presentations on May 5 Road-Funding Ballot Initiative

Officials with the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) are available to give educational presentations about the upcoming May 5 ballot initiative that would provide additional funding for Michigan’s roads and increase the state’s sales tax – Proposition 1.

Prop. 1, placed on the ballot by the state Legislature, would provide a long-term solution to Michigan’s road-funding crisis while also eliminating the sales tax on fuel in the state. At the same time, the initiative would raise Michigan’s sales tax rate from 6 percent to 7 percent and dedicate the revenue from the additional 1 percent primarily to Michigan’s schools and local communities.

“We would welcome the opportunity to meet with any organization in Oakland County to provide education about Prop. 1,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar explained. “We will not advocate for or against the initiative, but we will explain what it is, how it would work and what will happen if it passes and if it does not pass.”

Kolar noted that he and the three RCOC Commissioners, Ron Fowkes, Eric Wilson and Greg Jamian, are available to make presentations as are other key members of the RCOC staff. “This is an important issue for Michigan and for Oakland County,” he explained. “So, we are making our selves available anywhere and anytime there is a group that would like us to speak.”

To schedule an RCOC official to discuss Prop. 1 with your group or organization, contact Peggy Pentecost in the RCOC Managing Director’s Office at 248-645-2000, ext. 2252 or via e-mail at

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    The triangle found in that 3.115 ellipse is with two legs with a length of 3 and 4, the hypotenuse is 5.
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    The number used to describe an ellipse is 3.14
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