Citizens for Mental Health & Public Safety
Advocating for mental health funding in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County
Make your voice heard on how to spend the County Mental Health & Public Safety Millage funds
If you or someone you know needs immediate help with a mental health issue, call Washtenaw County Community Mental Health 24/7 Access/Crisis Services at 734-544-3050.
May 21, 2018
FY 2019 Budget Adopted
The City Council adopted the FY 2019 Budget (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) on May 21, 2018, with a vote of 9 yeas and 2 nays (Bannister and Lumm voting nay). View the entire budget on the city's website.
The following describes the treatment of the funds generated by the Mental Health and Public Safety Services Millage and to be received by the City in FY 2019. The Millage funds will be accounted for in Fund #0100 “County Mental Health Millage,” which is a “Special Revenue Fund” (p. 80; all page designations in this section refer to the FY 2019 Budget). The accounting of the funds will be separate from those in the General Fund, which is appropriate. The estimated total revenue in FY 2019 is $2.2 million (p. 11).
The Council appropriated total expenditures of $495,000 from millage revenues in FY 2019 as follows:
Engineering Unit in Public Services $420,000 (p. 309)
City Administrator (planning for climate change actions) $75,000 (p. 195-6)
The funds appropriated to the Engineering unit will be used for street light funding ($220,000) and “electronic speed limit signs in front of schools on major corridors” ($200,000) (p. 2).
The forecast surplus of revenue over expenditures of $1,705,000 is designated as a year-end fund balance in the County Mental Health Millage fund that will be available for spending in FY 2020 and beyond (p. 97).