Detroit Institute of Arts asks taxpayers to renew 2012 millage

Original millage helped keep museum open

Detroit Institute of Arts explains funding flip-flop

DETROIT – The Detroit Institute of Arts is asking taxpayers to renew a 2012 millage.

When voters approved that millage, it helped keep the museum open and provided money to expand programs.

Oakland County Executive David Coulter believes voters in his county will support the renewal.

“Oakland County voters overwhelmingly supported the original millage because I think they understand that it’s a regional treasure and a cultural gem for our area,” he said. “I think it will be very popular in Oakland County.”

The DIA won’t be asking for another 10-year millage because of a 20 year cap. In 2033, it will be up to the state Legislature to fund the museum’s money requests.

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