Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Announces Position on Saginaw County Ballot Proposals
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the people of Saginaw County will go to the polls to vote on countywide ballot proposals. Additionally, the people within the City of Saginaw will vote on city-specific proposals. The Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to support three proposals, two for the County and one proposal for the City.
Saginaw County Proposal 20-1 is a renewal request for .2942 mills for Saginaw County Parks & Recreation. This is a six year millage proposal. Funds will continue to support 6 full time staff and 35 seasonal staff, maintenance of all seven parks and trails, programming and capital development. The Board of Directors voted to SUPPORT Saginaw County Proposal 20-1.
Saginaw County Proposal 20-2 is a renewal and increase for .450 mills for the Saginaw County Event Center. The funds will be used to continue Event Center operations and improve deteriorating infrastructure. If improvements are not made to the Saginaw County Event Center, Saginaw will lose a driving force in the downtown resurgence, one that generates both commerce and tourism. The Board of Directors voted to SUPPORT Saginaw County Proposal 20-2.
Saginaw County Proposal 1 is a renewal of 7.5 mills for the City of Saginaw Police and Fire Services Special Assessment. The funds will continue to support 20 police officers and 10 firefighters in the City of Saginaw. These public safety officials will continue to reduce crime, and losing them will move the community in the wrong direction. The Board of Directors voted to SUPPORT City of Saginaw Proposal 1.
All three proposals are critical to the mission of the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce and our members. We urge a YES vote on Saginaw County Proposals 20-1, 20-2 and City of Saginaw Proposal 1 on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.