Residents of the City of Cedar Springs spoke loudly to the Cedar Springs City Council when it came to the proposed millage to help support community events. They in essence said, “Read my lips—NO new taxes!”
The measure was defeated with 731 no votes, to only 398 yes votes.
The city asked for .25 mill (25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value). If passed, it would have raised a little over $18,000 in its first year.
The city cut funding for community events, including the Red Flannel Festival, in 2011.