McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks in the worst way wishes that his referendum to create a County Executive form of government had passed.
It didn’t, but he is trying to convince compliant Republicans that it doesn’t matter, that he is a Chief Executive.Well, Chief Executives propose budgets for the Legislative Branch to revise and pass.
That’s what happens in Washington.
That/’s what happens in Springfield.
But that is not what is happening in McHenry County.
With the entire staff of the County Administrator at his beck and call, whether following the law or not, Franks has the ability to come up with a budget in which the property tax levy is 10% less than this year.
Or maybe he doesn’t have the courage to present an Executive Budget.Perhaps he wants to County Board members on his Revenue Committee replacement committee to take the heat for cuts…or at least share the heat.
Remember his pre-election promise:
“Join me in sending a message to McHenry County leaders in support of this 10% cut.
“And know that I will introduce this plan on my first day as your new McHenry County Board Chairman.”
“– Jack Franks”
I guess that’s after Franks hires his patronage workers.