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Demand Tax Relief for Detroiters

 

Whereas: Detroit’s per capita tax burden on city residents is the highest in Michigan; and

Whereas: Detroit’s income tax is the highest in Michigan; and

Whereas: Detroit has the highest property tax rates of any large city in Michigan; and

Whereas: Detroit is the only city in Michigan that levies an excise tax on utility users; and

Whereas: Taxes are so high, half of city property owners refuse or cannot afford to pay property taxes; and

Whereas: The tax burden is particularly severe because it is imposed on a population with relatively low levels of per capita income; and

Whereas: The city’s tax rates are so punitive, and the city services so bad, approximately 300,000 residents have fled the city in the past two decades.

Therefore: Be it resolved that we, the undersigned, demand the City Council provide tax relief by cutting taxes on the working families and residents of Detroit.


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