Township joins suit over DIA, zoo tax 'capture'

Feb 10, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Observer & Eccentric

Plymouth Township is one of nine Wayne County communities seeking a court's answer to a dispute over whether local communities' taxing authorities, such as Downtown Development Authorities, can keep money generated through regional taxes designed to support the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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ray

Mishawaka, IN

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Feb 10, 2013
 
Your tax dollars hard at work?
Tektov

Saint Paul, MN

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Feb 10, 2013
 
The Detroit Museum of Crime is available just across Telegraph or Eight Mile. I can't say it's free though. Sometimes the tuition is steep.
ray

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Feb 10, 2013
 
How about wayne county getting majority of property taxes and spending it likes no tomorrow? This new jail is fiasco before it opens. And who approved this?$65million already over budget.this is just one example.where was the oversight just on this?
Pete

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Feb 10, 2013
 
ray wrote:
How about wayne county getting majority of property taxes and spending it likes no tomorrow? This new jail is fiasco before it opens. And who approved this?$65million already over budget.this is just one example.where was the oversight just on this?
The jail millage, DIA millage and parks millage were heavily promoted by your buddy Kevin McNamara last fall and they all passed.

The jail helps build the $65 new jail.
The DIA helps build downtown sidewalks and park benches so cities don't have to spend their tax money as much.
The park millage will be used to place a monument to five dead fire and policemen dating back to 1929.

People had the ultimate choice in their vote for those taxes and you, the people, voted for them.

Vote NO on all taxes.
ray

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Feb 11, 2013
 
Kevin mcnamara is not really my buddy.i just figured him being new would give fresh start.i wished him luck. I beleive turkia awadar mullins forced this jail through prematurely.
Pete

Livonia, MI

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ray wrote:
Kevin mcnamara is not really my buddy.i just figured him being new would give fresh start.i wished him luck. I beleive turkia awadar mullins forced this jail through prematurely.
She was one of several and the Wayne County Commission agreed on it.

But to clarify some numbers. The $65 million in the news now is only the over-budget amount since ground breaking last fall. The entire project is $365 million now for 2,300 inmates. That amounts to $159K per inmate. You could have individual condos or houses for that cash. Let them eat rice and beans and live in tents.

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