DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroiters may need to dig a little deeper if they want more police officers in their neighborhoods.
The Detroit City Council is considering adding a tax proposal to the November ballot which would allow the city to hire 500 officers.
“I hope council will give the citizens of Detroit an opportunity to vote it up or down,” said Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee. “It’s a referendum for the people and if they decide they want to make that investment, I think they should have the opportunity to do so.”
If the tax proposal is passed, an additional $56 million would be generated. Detroit City Council will vote to decide whether or not to put the proposal on the ballot.
Councilmembers say they want more information on how the money will be used before they vote.
The vote could come as early as next week when the council convenes in a special session.
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