How would the proposed taxes affect the retired and senior citizens?

The new millage would have less impact on long-time residents with taxable home values capped by Proposition A.

On the other hand, many seniors rely on their homes and investment properties as a retirement nest egg. Seniors would see the value of their asset dwindle, as new buyers avoid buying in Ypsilanti, which already has among the highest taxes in the state.

Also, seniors would still suffer the other negative effects of higher taxes described elsewhere in this FAQ, including the flight of the younger demographic that is vital to a healthy community.