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File #: 18-0838    Version: 2 Name: Support for City Council Resolution R-17-261 the Resolution of Intent Regarding Washtenaw County Millage
Type: Report or Communication Status: Filed
File created: 5/8/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2018 Final action: 6/18/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Support for City Council Resolution R-17-261 the Resolution of Intent Regarding Washtenaw County Millage to Support Community Mental Health Department, County Sheriff Operations, and Policing Jurisdictions Rebate
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Support for City Council Resolution R-17-261 the Resolution of Intent Regarding Washtenaw County Millage to Support Community Mental Health Department, County Sheriff Operations, and Policing Jurisdictions Rebate
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Whereas, Washtenaw County voters approved the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage in November 2017; and

Whereas, the approved ballot language stated that the 1 mill levy will raise an estimated $15,433,608.00 in the first year and that the annual funds will be allocated as follows:

? ?38% shall be allocated to Washtenaw County's Community Mental Health Department for mental health crisis, stabilization and prevention, and to meet mental health needs in an appropriate setting, thus reducing the burden on the jail and improving care;
? ?38% shall be allocated to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office to ensure continued operations and increased collaboration with the mental health community; and
? ?24% shall be allocated to jurisdictions in the County which maintain their own police force (currently Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township and Northfield Township) in proportion to their respective 2016 population values.

Whereas, Ann Arbor City Council passed R-17-261 <> on July 3, 2017 which stated that the City intended to use Ann Arbor's share of the public safety rebate as follows:
? ?40% to effect the goals of Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan (operating & capital)
? ?20% to improve Pedestrian Safety (e.g., Enforcement Augmentation, Crosswalk Improvements, RRFBs, Streetlights) (operating & capital)
? ?40% to effect the goals of the Affordable Housing Needs Assessment (a/k/a Washtenaw County Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis) and to increase Workforce Housing (operating & capital) with guidance by the Housing and Human Services A...

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