Oakland County gives nod to DIA millage request
The Detroit Institute of Arts got the green light from the Oakland County Board of Commissioners today to put a millage request before the county's voters on the August ballot.
Commissioners approved 15 to nine the DIA's request to create an arts authority that will put the measure on the ballot, said Jim Verploeg, administrative director to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.
The DIA now has secured approval to put its request for 0.2 mills, or the equivalent of $20 on a home worth $200,000, before voters in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties in August.
If approved in all three counties, the millage could bring the DIA an estimated $23 million in annual revenue to support operations, helping give its fundraisers time to raise an endowment that would support the museum's operations in the future.