The Conference of Wayne Supports Proposal One

The Conference of Western Wayne (CWW), a non-partisan consortium of 18 western Wayne County communities, passed a resolution of support for Proposal One, a statewide ballot referendum August 5 that seeks voter approval to complete reforms that would phase out Michigan’s Personal Property Tax (PPT).

If passed, Proposal One would phase out the obsolete Personal Property Tax and replace the revenue with a variety of funds generated in part from the state’s Use Tax and a new essential services assessment charged to manufacturers that attained PPT relief.  These combined revenue sources would be directed to local units of government.

“Our communities have relied on the Personal Property Tax as a revenue source to help fund essential services such as, police, fire, EMS and schools.  PPT amounts have been declining and it is an antiquated tax for businesses,” said Redford Township Supervisor Tracey Schultz Kobylarz. “Proposal One will give our communities and schools 100 percent revenue replacement without raising taxes, while allowing for a more business friendly atmosphere.”

The elimination of PPT and the approval of Proposal One will help increase Michigan’s competitiveness with other states and remove an onerous tax that will allow more business investment and create more jobs while providing a stable revenue source for local communities.

CWW represents 18 communities, more than 700,000 residents and nearly 100,000 businesses.

CWW Cities: Belleville, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Inkster, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Romulus, Wayne and Westland.

CWW Townships: Canton Charter Township, Huron Charter Township, Northville Charter Township, Plymouth Charter Township, Redford Charter Township, Sumpter Charter Township and Van Buren Charter Township.