Mlive/with poll: Should Washtenaw County have been added to Detroit Institute of Arts millage?
Eric Lacy | MLive.com
The 0.2-mill increase is expected to give the DIA $23 million annually — $10 million from Oakland, $8 million from Wayne and $5 million from Macomb, according to MLive.
But would Washtenaw County residents support the tax, since the DIA draws visitors throughout the region?
Director Graham Beal told MLive that supporters could have spent a lot of time and energy trying to get the issue on the Washtenaw ballot without succeeding.
Instead, they focused on the other counties this time. Residents there now receive free general admission.
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