Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Millage passes; Troy Public Library will stay open!

Open Book

Oakland County Clerk.
18 of 18 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
YES 58.19% 12,246
NO 41.81% 8,799
[TOTAL] 21,045
Not only did the proposal pass overwhelmingly overall, it won in 25 of Troy's 30 precincts including two (Troy 19 and Troy 28) where it earned 801 yes votes to 254 no votes. STOMP!

Even more amazing, the library millage election had the highest turnout of all the elections in Oakland County last night, ranging from 20%-50% and probably averaging about 40%. I said this was a big deal!

In contrast, the races for Mayor and City Council in Rochester Hills had turnouts ranging from less than 10% to 40%, with most precincts reporting less than 20% turnout, none of Southfield's precincts had more than 20% turnout for four City Council races, which were hotly contested, and no precinct in the County Commissioner District 2 race turned out more than 10% of registered voters.

Finally, I echo the sentiments of Keep Troy Strong.
The library has been saved. Thank you Troy!
Save the libraries, save civilization!

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