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Public Safety Assessment

Public Safety Assessment

Public Safety is a key aspect of the quality of life for a vibrant community.  The City of Howell is considering implementing an annual public safety special assessment.

Over the next few weeks the City will be holding public hearings to consider the adoption of the Public Safety Special Assessment. The following is information on why the City needs to move forward with this new revenue.  

The Need

The City of Howell is at a point that it requires new revenue to maintain current services and be able to invest in its infrastructure.  Without this change the City will be facing reductions in essential services.

How did this happen?

During the 2008 recession the City saw its taxable value decline by 27.6% resulting a reduction of $1.6 Million in property tax revenue.

Artificial caps imposed by the State of Michigan through Proposal A and the Headlee Amendment still puts the City a long way away from getting back to previous levels of taxable value.

Public Hearing - Public Safety Special Assessment Presentation

Michigan's Broken Municipal Finance System Presentation

Public Safety Special Assessment Facts

Public Safety Assessment Council Memo and Resolution

Public Hearing Notice - May 7, 2018 7:00 pm, Howell City Hall Lower Level

City of Howell 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions