South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority (SMORSA)

City of Eastpointe

Welcome to the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority (SMORSA) site for the City of Eastpointe. Here you will find any pertinent information that you need to understand the upcoming millage referendum through the SMORSA.

What is SMORSA and How Does It Work?

Voting on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ballot Language for Millage Referendum

"Shall the Authority levy up to 14 mills on the taxable value of applicable real and personal property located within the Authority, for a period of 20 years, from 2015 through 2034 inclusive, in order to fund emergency services for the City of Eastpointe, County of Macomb, State of Michigan? If approved and levied in its entirety, this millage would raise an estimated amount of $5,893,265.62 for emergency services in the first year."

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Why are 14 mills needed? What has the City already done to try and avoid raising taxes?
  2. Do we need the millage if the economy improves and raises property values?
  3. What happens if the proposal is not approved?
  4. When is the millage referendum on the ballot?