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Holland City Fiber Vote
On Tuesday, August 2, City of Holland residents will vote on a millage for Holland City Fiber to install citywide fiber optic infrastructure. The millage would levy up to 1.5 mills the first year and an estimated 1.12 mills each year after for the life of the bond. By proposing a community investment, Holland could build fiber infrastructure in an equitable way, reaching every neighborhood in the city.
At the West Coast Chamber, we strive to be a reliable and accurate source of information for important Public Policy issues facing our community. To help City of Holland residents cast their vote on August 2, we have compiled the following informational resources:
Holland City Fiber is an educational initiative of the Holland Board of Public Works to provide accurate information to Holland voters about the proposed millage to install citywide fiber optic infrastructure.
Holland Fiber is an independent community initiative that believes Holland needs municipal broadband, fast connections at affordable prices, operated for and by the public as a non-profit utility and is encouraging a YES vote.
Protect Holland Taxpayers does not support this initiative and is encouraging a NO vote.
While the West Coast Chamber Board of Directors has not taken an official position on the ballot issue, our 2022 Advocacy Framework includes an emphases on Transportation and Infrastructure. We believe that modern, up-to-date infrastructure must be maintained for our community, state, and country to effectively compete in the global marketplace. We support investments in our Airports, Roads and Bridges, Broadband Expansion, Clean Water, Harbor Maintenance, and Affordable and Economical Energy Production.