This from the AP at 12:41 p.m.:

“In Ann Arbor, with 96 percent of precincts reporting, a proposed property tax hike to combat urban sprawl was leading 13,503 votes in favor to 6,950 votes against.

The proposal would impose a 30-year property tax to purchase development rights to some 7,000 acres outside of the city.”

In related news, the Free Press reports a proposal similar to Ann Arbor’s greenbelt has passed in Ann Arbor Township, and turnout in Ann Arbor was high:

“Ann Arbor City Clerk Kathleen Root said a turnout of more than 22,000 voters caused election officials to scramble for extra ballots, including paper ballots that would have to be hand counted.”

> From Freep: “ANN ARBOR TWP. PROPOSAL: Voters approve tax to buy land”

Author: Rob