Earlier I wrote of State Rep. Jack Franks’ robo-call in support of the referendum he put on the ballot to establish a County Executive form of government.
For some reason I didn’t get that one, but I did receive on tonight for the opposition.
Here’s what the woman said,
“Neighbor, this is an informational call about the County Executive Referendum.
“If you have told this referendum is about electing the County Board chairman, you have been misinformed.
“This referendum creates a powerful, unaccountable Executive position with veto-power over the publicly-elected Board.
“This Executive will also have the power to appoint friends and political contributors to positions without board oversight.
“This position will add an new layer of government with its own staff and expenses.
“We do not need more government in McHenry County.
“We have seen in first hand in Springfield what happens when one person has absolute control in government.
“Here in McHenry County We have a balanced budget, AAA bond rating, low Crime and a high quality of life. We do not need to drastically change our form of
Government for the sake of change.
“Vote no on the County Executive Referendum. If you’d like a yard sign to show your disapproval with this power grab, press 5 and one will be delivered to you.
“Paid for by Citizens for no County Czar.”
I wasn’t home to push 5 for a yard sign, but I did discover that one can order one by linking to this page.