Hills to get police ballot proposal

On a 6-1 vote, Rochester Hills City Council voted Monday to place a police funding proposal on the August 7 ballot. The proposal will ask voters to renew two expiring police taxes totaling 1.2083 mills for 10 years, plus up to 2.5 mills of new revenue, all to be dedicated to police services. Separately, council also passed a resolution expressing its intent to reduce general-fund spending by the same amount of new tax levied so the outcome would be tax-neutral. “The tax rate will not … [Read more...]