Please be advised that the Oakland County Board of Commissioners has approved a transportation millage proposal to be included on the ballot for the November 8, 2022 General Election. If approved by voters, the tax would be levied on the 2022 Winter tax bill. The proposal reads as follows:

A proposal to authorize Oakland County to levy a millage for the purpose of funding public transportation services in Oakland County, including operating, maintaining, improving, and expanding transit services, creating and expanding new fixed routes for bus service connecting local communities, expanding
transportation services for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, and providing transportation to get employees to jobs, patients to healthcare, students to colleges and universities, for the general public to have more transportation options, and for related purposes authorized by law.

This millage would be levied at a maximum rate of .95 mills (95 cents per $1,000 in taxable value) for a period of 10 years beginning in 2022 and ending in 2031.

This millage would replace an expiring millage levied by the Oakland County Public Transportation Authority supporting the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), and fund replacement of other local public transportation millages.

If this new millage is approved and levied, revenue will be distributed to Oakland County, SMART, North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA), Older Persons’ Commission (OPC), and the West Oakland Transportation Authority (WOTA). It is estimated that $66,163,000 will be collected in the first year.
Expenditure of revenue from the millage will be subject to oversight by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and to independent audits.

Should this proposal be adopted? 

Information from the Oakland County Board of Commissioner's August 10, 2022 meeting can be found here (information regarding the ballot proposal begins on Page 29).