Ballot Language

The ballot language for the income tax proposal approved by voters during the August 7, 2018 Special Election:

Shall Section 11.1 of the East Lansing City Charter be amended to authorize an excise tax on income for 12 years commencing January 1, 2019 implementing reduction of the City property taxes from a maximum of 20 mills to a maximum of 13 mills and requiring the net income tax revenue to be dedicated as follows: 20% to police and fire protection; 20% to the maintenance and improvement of streets and sidewalks, water and sewer systems and parks, recreation, and City-owned facilities; and, 60% to supplemental payments for unfunded pension liabilities for retired city employees.