There were no votes here only to go forward on a millege to attempt helping this program. As it was pointed out it will now be a citizen vote which is a democracy.
We don't live in a democracy. Fairview isn't in a democracy. Asking the "voters" to raise other people's taxes is almost a guaranteed "victory" for those wishing to fleece the sheeple.
Fairview is not a pet project these are real people....blah blah blah
wtf? Fairview certainly is a favored "pet project" to a whole lot of people and, along with all the myriad other government-run boondoggles we're saddled with paying for, it seems we'll be taxed in perpetuity to keep "saving them.". We the people are not, can not be, obligated to "help the less fortunate among us" by avowedly secular, if not even anti-religious, governments. That is definitively within the realm of the spiritual, hence the pet-project/charity verbiage.
Many do not realize what this program is about or does. Please give us a chance to let others learn and vote.
Why is the supposed "answer" to every civilization "quandary" always more, and infinitely more-expensive, governmental "programs?"
I don't doubt for a minute Fairviews roads are paved with good intentions, or that its aims are not laudable or beneficial for some among us - but begging the "voters," the vast majority of whom do not own property and won't ever be faced with eviction or land confiscation for "not paying their property taxes" to raise those taxes on others is patently unfair, and a disgraceful class-warfare tactic against those of us who do. I dare say if any "millages" were put before Michigan's Electors, like they were in the 1800s, nary a "millage" would stand a snowball's chance in hell of being approved, but "voters" sure do like them.