It was under the face of Cook County Board Chairman Todd Stoeger.
it says in big bold letters.
It applies not only to Stroeger in his lust for higher taxes, but to the message so far given by McHenry County College board members concerning its proposed baseball stadium.
Given the dismal record of stadiums elsewhere, a lot of us are not in a trusting mood.
Quoting a Russian folk saying, President Ronald Reagan advised,
I can even go that far.
Subject them to outside scrutiny for the first time.
While I am no expert in baseball, as Heitman was so kind as to point out to me at the last MCC meeting (“You don’t know anything about baseball.”), I have been examining numbers governmental since 1965.
Well, tonight at 6, MCC is holding a board meeting at the college.
If you were not in a trusting mode during the run-up to the Crystal Lake City Council defeat of the college’s re-zoning proposal, you might want to attend.
And sign up to speak your piece at the beginning of the meeting.
Since Huntley and other county towns are now courting Heitman, you might want to encourage the trustees to let those towns go it on their own.
Just don’t ask me to help subsidize this private entertain enterprise. I have better uses for my tax dollars.
MCC does not even have to be involved in building a baseball stadium in Huntley, McHenry or Woodstock. (Algonquin is also interested, but Algonquin is not in the college tax district.)
I believe only if the board hears in its own boardroom what you think about its proposal is it likely to ask some outsider like Lake Forest College sports economist Robert A. Baade or someone with similar credentials to check out Heitman’s projections.
After all, if you look at the vision statement etched in glass on the boardroom wall, you will find not a hint that entertainment is part of the college’s mission.
And, tell them anything else you think appropriate.