Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner has been working hard to maintain the high standard taxpayers have come to expect from Oakland County government. The following are some facts and figures from the past several years:
- Treasurer Meisner has cut $2,973,225 in spending from the Treasurer’s Office budget and other County funds, including eliminating the expense of a county car, gas, and cell phone Treasurer Meisner refused when he took office.
- In his role as Chief Investment Officer for Oakland County, Treasurer Meisner has earned taxpayers $39,325,739 in earnings on investments, as well as proceeds from the sale of abandoned tax foreclosed properties.
- By working with his colleagues at the County, Treasurer Meisner helped with the refunding of Oakland County bonds that is saving taxpayers $10,776,246.
- In his effort to help protect property values and fight the effects of foreclosure, Treasurer Meisner secured a $13.9 million federal grant for Oakland County to stabilize neighborhoods by demolishing dangerous, abandoned properties, building new, energy-efficient housing, and redeveloping historic downtown Pontiac. This grant created 337 local jobs and employed 39 small businesses.
- Treasurer Meisner’s innovative approach to property tax foreclosure prevention has resulted in 2,410 monthly payment plans that allow families to stay in their homes, while bringing in $11,151,204 in revenues for Oakland County and all of the cities, villages, and townships within the County.
Each of these items combined amounts to $78,126,414 added to Oakland County’s bottom line.