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Washtenaw County Commissioners To Consider Putting Roads Millage On August Ballot

Apr 20, 2016

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet on April 20th, and a millage proposal is on the agenda.

The board will consider placing a road millage on the August 2nd primary ballot.  If approved, the 0.5 mills would generate over $7 million for road repairs during four years.

Commissioner Andy LaBarre plans to vote against it, because he believes there are more important issues to address.  They include mental health services and public safety. 

At the same meeting, Commissioner LaBarre is expected to introduce a resolution that would ban unnecessary travel of county employees to North Carolina.  He is taking action after the governor in that state signed a bill that does not allow transgender individuals from using public bathrooms for the sex they identify with.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu