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Dearborn City Council to Discuss Ballot Initiatives

Council members will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Mayor's Conference Room at City Hall.

A special Dearborn City Council meeting will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room to continue discussions between council members and Mayor Jack O'Reilly about what proposals will make it onto November's ballot for Dearborn voters.

Concrete decisions about the details of the ballot initiatives are expected to be made during the meeting, which is open to the public.

At a meeting held in late June, Mayor O'Reilly proposed two measures to consider putting on the ballot: the first, to temporarily anywhere from 3.5-5 mills; the second, to for Dearborn's police and fire departments.

Additionally, council may vote to place "advisory questions" on the ballot that would ask Dearborn residents for their opinions on what the city's essential services really are–a topic that was heavily debated during budget discussions in May and June.

If approved, the ballot language will be sent to the Michigan attorney general's office and Gov. Rick Snyder's office for state approval by the end of August. If approved, the measures will appear on the Nov. 1 ballot.

Dearborn Patch will be live blogging from the meeting. Watch for updates on the site and join the conversation via Facebook and Twitter.

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