City of Grand Rapids Charter Amendment authorizing the levy of a permanent tax millage of 1.25 mills for Parks, Pools and Playgrounds commencing January 1, 2021. The current levy of 0.98 mills expires in 2020.
It is proposed that Section 18(e)(4) be added to the City Charter authorizing the levy of 1.25 mills commencing January 1, 2021, to be used for City-owned parks, pools and playgrounds which will raise an estimated $5,000,000 in the levy’s first year.
A portion of the revenues received would also be disbursed to:
Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Downtown Development Authority, Smartzone Local Development Finance Authority, Monroe North TIFA, Southtown CIA, Michigan Street CIA, Westside CIA, North Quarter CIA, South Division/Grandville Avenue and Uptown CIA.
Shall the amendment be adopted?