With the McHenry County Transportation Committee having rejected a motion to take $5.7 million out of the RTA Sales Tax Fund, a reader asked if that meant real estate taxes would go down.
The short answer is that it does not.
For a property tax cut to result, the County Board would have to reallocate the money from road purposes to public safety, for example, the Sheriff’s Department…
And not levy the property tax that was displaced elsewhere in the budget, as was the case too many years with Valley Hi real estate tax levy cuts.
The County Board has a meeting about next year’s budget on Friday morning.
It starts at 8:15 and will consider the capital plan and the FY17 Budget.
If you or others are free and would like to see the approximately $11 million of RTA Sales Tax money spent to on public safety, rather than transportation, and property taxes cut by the same amount, please show up and speak in public comment at the beginning of the meeting.