Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage passes

On November 7, Washtenaw County residents voted two to one to approve the county’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage. Millage resources would allow the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health agency to expand its services to a broader range of residents, enhance stabilization and prevention services, and work with the Sheriff’s Office to improve law enforcement’s response to incidents involving individuals with mental health and substance use. The millage was partly informed by an assessment conducted by the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders workgroup in 2016.