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Income Tax

As the administration struggles with its failure to control spending, it raised the issue of increasing revenues. One of the three possible methods for increasing revenue is to replace the general operating millage (6.1682 mills) with an income tax (1% on residents, 1/2% for non-residents). An article on ann arbor dot com contends that an income tax would be an unreliable source of funding. That article included the following graph, which compares the revenue Ann Arbor has collected in property tax with the revenue the City of Grand Rapids has collected from its city income tax:

The Local In Ann Arbor blog has two articles on city income tax:
In these articles, blogger Vivienne Armentrout provides well reasoned arguments in favor of putting the issue of a city income tax on the ballot for voters to decide.