August 2014 Primary Election
Sample Sterling Heights ballot: here
Once again it is time for the oft-ignored August primary election. This year there are a couple of ballot proposals worth your consideration: one is a proposal to eliminate the business “personal” property tax and replace the revenue from different taxes via Lansing, and the other is a millage increase for Macomb County to support the SMART transportation system.
I have looked into both matters. Although the removal of the business personal property tax has been a cause for concern for the city in the past, a deal has been struck that the city administration seems to think it can live with. I will be voting “yes” on this issue.
As far as the tax increase to support the SMART system is concerned: I must confess that I am anti-public transportation, I don’t use it, and I think the system is poorly run. I will be voting “no” on this issue.
Your voice is important, and your vote counts. Please make sure you make it to the polls tomorrow.