This vitally important ballot proposal will eliminate the State & local government’s ability to tax and seize Real Property in Michigan, providing relief and protection for Michigan homeowners, farmers, local businesses, and so many others.
We have a simple FOUR STEP PLAN to completely eliminate property tax in the state of Michigan (homestead and non-homestead) while funding education, police, fire, and other important services.
STEP ONE will be to Constitutionally eliminate the government’s ability to tax and seize Real Property in Michigan.
On Day 1, this ballot proposal will immediately stop all seizures and property tax foreclosures, period. Homes, family farms, and so many others will be immediately protected.
STEP TWO of this initiative will reallocate existing funds. A portion of existing sales tax revenue will be reallocated to local municipalities
through the "revenue share" program, to
INCREASE FUNDING to Local Communities.
STEP THREE will mandate an independent third-party audit of the state, county, and local budgets.
As a matter of public record, a straightforward summary will be published online and in print for ALL to see, revealing where our tax dollars are being spent, and where there may be waste and redundancy.
STEP FOUR provides local municipalities with the ability to provide for their local needs, under the watchful eye of the local voters.
Once we know where our tax dollars are going. . . "IF" additional funds are needed for local projects that YOU the voter want for your local community, you and your fellow voters can direct funds to those special projects, without the real and present danger to retirees and others, of losing their homes (having them seized and auctioned-off by the government for not being able to afford the ever-increasing property taxes).
Retirees, homeowners, and other hard-working families like farmers and small business owners should not live in fear of losing their property, because someone wants a public pickleball court to be paid for by Property Tax dollars.
Pickleball courts can be good. Public projects can be good. And communities can certainly fund public pickleball courts, if that's what is important to them. But no one should live in fear of losing their home because of a pickleball court!