State Rep. Jack Franks is promising to cut McHenry County government’s tax levy by 10% on the first day he takes office.
That, of course, ignores the requirements of the Open Meetings Act for 48-hour notice, a requirement, if elected, he cannot meet on his first day in office.
Campaign material from Jack Franks contains the following sentence:
“I am committed to cutting 10% for every taxing body under the direct or indirect control of the county board…”
The two under most direct control of the McHenry County Board, besides the Health Department, which is more closely controlled by the County Board, are
- the McHenry County Conservation District
- the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board
Both taxing bodies were created by voter referendum.
The County Board has a yes-no choice when their budgets are presented for approval.