Replace. Repair. Sustain.
Building a higher quality public street system through data-driven prioritization and restricted funding
On the May 7, 2019 ballot, City of Brighton voters will consider a Headlee Override Millage Proposal for Public Street and Related Infrastructure Improvements. All members of the public are welcome to attend and learn more about the millage proposal, to ask questions, and to discuss concerns and ideas. Public informational open houses will be held, stay tuned for dates and times
The City of Brighton's public streets are in poor condition and require investment.
Brighton's street system scored 80 out of 100 on a professional assessment, or "poor" with many streets near "failure."
The City’s revenues are not keeping pace with the costs of delivering services, which has led to deferment of investment in capital assets, including the City’s public streets.
Due to state law and the 2008 recession, the City is unable to collect property tax revenues at the same rate that property values increase.
If approved, the City will restrict these funds to the reconstruction and maintenance of public streets and related infrastructure.
The City will use these restricted funds to complete public street repair and replacement projects, prioritized by available data and annually-updated capital plans. The City will communicate progress consistently and account separately for all investments through a restricted fund, outside of existing general operations.