We want to thank the nearly 3000 registered voters who stepped up and signed the petition to demand a 20% levy reduction on the ballot in November. This couldn’t have happened without a dedicated group effort. There are hundreds more sheets still coming in and we are gladly accepting them. Thank you, one and all!
There was a very good comment from someone named Audity on Patch that helps state the people’s position, “The question that needs to be asked by elected officials before they spend a single dime is whether or not the cost is warranted, justifiable, and substantiated. In an era of wasteful government spending the argument that there is not room to cut unnecessary spending is a weak one, and Kendall County is no exception.” The 3000 signers of this petition feel our elected officials must not shout out threats to rile people’s emotions but rather have their staff look at expenses as if their own family budgets were in the same position. People need to know that it’s really not the budget that needs scrutiny, it’s the levies. The levies increases parlays into higher property taxes if left unchecked.
This group of concerned people has reached their limit. It is time the officials do the difficult job of auditing and assuring the people that the government is spending the money wisely. This referendum isn’t the solution – it is just the catalyst to make positive change.
For those who think we are a political group; we aren’t. Taxes are crippling every political party supporter. We want to begin finding better solutions. The time is now. Join with us and get Kendall County out of the top 25 in the nation in property taxes. Together, we can help ease the terrible pain the taxpayers are feeling. Watch for our referendum on the ballot November 6th.
Thanks to Laura we have a slogan, “For the People – Not From the People.” We are trying to help a local business by making shirts available with this slogan. Steven’s of Yorkville has these shirts available for purchase at a very reasonable price. Call him today at (630) 553-7710 and order yours. As we attend the levy meetings and all other meetings we can show our solidarity. Again, thank you to everyone who got the nearly 3000 signatures in just two weeks. Quite miraculous!