The Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to support three proposals, two for the County and two proposal for the City.
Saginaw County Parks & Recreation 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.
Dow Event Center 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.
City of Saginaw Police and Fire Services 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.
STARS City of Saginaw Proposal 2 is a 5-year renewal increase of 3.0 mills to 3.2 mills for Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS). The funds will support existing and expanded fixed routes and Dial-a-Ride services for residents as well as a new transit management IT system that will improve services and productivity. The new system will include phone apps for ride scheduling and information, real-time fleet location, and improved bus passes and purchasing procedures. The Board of Directors voted to SUPPORT City of Saginaw Proposal 2.
All four 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.
Published February 3, 2020
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