|This is what was on the ballot.|
First off, it is was a non-binding straw ballot vote. Second it said the millage would be increased by .1079. most people don't know what millage is. It says the general fund millage will be increased by .1079. It should have said YOUR TAXES and then people would have paid attention and you would have seen less people voting for it. And, .1079 is meaningless to most voters. This was not a fair ballot question. If it is non-binding, it is meaningless to base a tax increase on it. I like dogs and cats but I don't like being manipulated. Robert's Rules of Order prohibits straw polls, calling them "meaningless and dilatory" because they subvert the deliberative charge of deliberative bodies.
Let's do it again with real numbers (this will increase your taxes by X amount a year) and make it binding. Then we can have a fair vote. You can't have it both ways, you can't call it non-binding and then bind the government to the results as if it were gospel truth. And, if it were the gospel truth they wouldn't have had to hire Ron Book as their lobbyist.