Special Assessment for Police and Fire Funding Approved for February Saginaw Ballot

The Saginaw City Council approved language for the renewal of a special assessment for public safety during Monday night’s meeting.

The proposal will now appear on the February 27th ballot, and, if approved, would continue a 7.5 mill tax on property for the next five years. The tax funds police and fire services within the city of Saginaw. The ongoing special assessment was first implemented in 2011, and has been renewed at 5-year-long increments ever since. The city says that if voters approve a renewal through 2030, it would bring in an estimated $3.2 million in its first year.