A resolution authorizing a 5-year public safety millage for the November general election ballot has been struck down by the Detroit City Council.
The resolution didn't pass by a 7-2 vote Tuesday afternoon.
Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh and Council Member Andre Spivey were the only supporters.
City property taxes would have been increased to raise $56 million each year.
Money raised by the millage would have been used to hire additional 500 police officers as well as some firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.
Public safety took substantial cuts in the city's 2012-13 fiscal year budget. Hundreds of positions are expected to be eliminated through attrition and early retirement. About $75 million was cut from the city's police budget.
Officers, and other city employees, also are being forced to take 10-percent pay cuts as Mayor Dave Bing's office continues to tackle a budget deficit of more than $200 million.