I guess progress is being made.
The Northwest Herald did not endorse the creation of a 337 tax district to funnel $9 million more dollars into carrying for the developmentally disabled in McHenry County. (The 337 designation is from the number of the section in the Illinois statutes that authorizes the referendum to approve the tax.)
There was a time when every tax increase proposal seemed to automatically receive the NWH stamp of approval.
But the paper’s editorial board could not bring itself to recommend a “No” vote.
I can. You can read why in these articles:
- 11-9-12 McHenry County Board Resolution for 377 Board Tax Hike Referendum Seems to Endorse It
- 3-8-13 Tax Hike Referendum Set for April 8th
- 3-22-13 Campaign Against 377 Board Referendum
I guess taxpayers should be grateful passage of a referendum is required before this ten cents per $100 of assessed valuation tax is imposed.
The majority on the current McHenry County College Board seem bent on borrowing over $40 million to build a health & fitness club, plus almost double the size devoted to classrooms and labs without allowing a public vote.