Republican Precinct Committeeman from Algonquin Township heard a presentation from Americans for Prosperity Illinois Field Director Matt Cannizzo about an advisory referendum petition campaign which his organization is promoting.
The question the AFP seeks to have citizens put on their local municipal ballots this fall reads like this:
Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within the corporate limits of the Village of Cary be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax levy?
Cities and villages all or partially within Algonquin Township are being targeted.
To get on the ballot the petitions must contain 8% of the voters who cast ballots in the last gubernatorial election.
Such a referendum has been passed in Homer Glen in Will County.
Cannizzo said those voting in favor exceeded 80%.
Since then, local anti-property tax activists have been using the results to urge townships, school districts, etc., not to raise their taxes.
Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Andrew Gasser has volunteered to prepare petitions for people living in any municipality.
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