Three challengers have filed for Crystal Lake Park District Commissioner who pledge not to borrow money without voter approval.
Here is their first mailing:
Here is the content:
Since 2004, the Park District has issued over $20 million in bonds – without a referendum!
Yet they only have about $1 million in nonreferendum bond authority.
How have they done that?
The answer is that they took advantage of a loophole in the law, and in doing so raised your taxes massively.
This isn’t a matter of whether you like parks or don’t like parks.
This is a matter of good governance, of transparency, of giving the voters the right to make major decisions.
Can you expect the incumbents running for re-election to stop this practice?
The Park District needs new blood, people committed to giving the taxpayers the right to make decisions on bonds, people committed to transparency and good governance.
JASON HEISLER is a Crystal Lake native and the fourth generation owner of Heisler’s Bootery. He’s also been involved in Fleet and Facility Management for 28 years with the City of Crystal Lake. Jason has been active in the Chamber of Commerce, his church, and other community organizations. He’s a taxpayer advocate who knows business and government from the inside. He and his wife, Gigi, have been married for 3 years and have two children.
JAMES ROCHEFORD has lived in Crystal Lake for over 40 years. He started his own company, Tech Global, Inc. in 2004 and sits on two local condominium association boards. He’ll bring financial and managerial experience to the Park Board. He’s active in his church and is also a mentor for the incubator program at Woodstock HS. He and his wife, Jill, have been married for 19 years.
FREDRICK M. TIESENGA, a surgeon, has lived in Crystal Lake for 48 years. He sits on several hospital boards and has deep experience with nonprofits and their finances. He and his wife, Juce, are also very active in their church have been married for 5 years and have three children.
All three care about the parks and want to see the District run properly.
Please vote for Heisler, Rocheford and Tiesenga in the upcoming general election.
Paid for by CITIZENS FOR HEISLER/ROCHEFORD/TIESENGA