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The Homer Township Property Tax Referendum Has enough signatures to get on the March 15, 2016 Ballot, and stand up to a challenge.
September 19 Getting enough petitions to get on the Ballot
This Referendum is the strongest statement the citizens can make to their elected officials. There is no wiggle room to spin things to make it seem like the people feel it is alright to raise the Property Levy every year because they can. Although this is an Advisory Referendum, it will be hard for an elected official to defy the direct will of the citizens by voting for a tax increase without going to Referendum. Any elected official ignoring the directive of the voters should be voted out of office.
We believe people in Homer Township should have a say in their Taxes. ( The Question on the Ballot: Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within Homer Township be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax Levy? Yes or No). This is not a Republican, Democrat, or Libertarian issue. It is a citizen and Business issue. Please remember to vote yes on the March 15, 2016 Ballot.taxpayer sign
I want to Thank Walsh Freedom, Americans for Prosperity, Kristen Cross Candidate for Will County Recorder of Deeds, Laurie Mc Philips Candidate for Will County Executive, & Marlene Carlson Candidate for Will County circuit Clerk, who have been at every walk we did in the process of getting the necessary signatures.
The most important people to thank are the 97 plus volunteers from Will, Cook, Dupage, Kendal and Lake Counties. Everyone that helped in getting this on the Ballot should be proud of this accomplishment. This is the first Referendum of its kind in the State of Illinois, and maybe in the United States.
Once this passes in March, citizens in other Townships, Cities, and Counties will do the same thing. They will want to take back control of their Property Taxes.
Steve Balich 815 557-7196
Tax Referendum Sept 19th
Letters to the Editor: Wanting to make a difference in taxpayers lives
3:10 pm CDT September 1, 2015 Homer Horizon
Radio host and former Congressman Joe Walsh is coming to Homer Township Saturday, Sept. 19 to make a difference in the lives of the people of Homer Township, getting signatures in support of the property tax referendum initiated by Steve Balich (meeting at Mullets Sports Bar & Restaurant to go get signatures at 1 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. for pizza). Currently there is enough signatures to get on the ballot. The goal is 2,000 signatures, but 3,000 would be better, to stand up to any challenges. Former Congressman Joe Walsh will help to finish the job making sure it is on the ballot.100_1477
Once this passes March 15, 2016, the people will be one step closer to taking back control of their government. The issue is not about political parties. It is a people issue benefiting every citizen. Raising property tax takes money from every family. If you rent, taxes go up, then so will your rent. When taxes go up, so do prices you pay when buying things, since business has more expense which will pass on to the consumer. Raising taxes increases the cost of doing business and our cost of living, taking more of our hard-earned cash.
In a representative democracy, citizens allow others — usually elected officials — to represent them in government processes, including property tax increases. Although this is an advisory referendum, meaning the taxing bodies can ignore the will of the people, it is the strongest statement citizens can make to these officials, clearly stating the will of the citizens. This is our opportunity to make a difference and make our voice heard. If a person on a board goes contrary to the will of the people, that person needs to be voted out.
The petition for the March 15 ballot reads: “Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within Homer Township be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax Levy? Yes or No”
Steve Balich, Will County Board and Homer Glen resident 815 557-7196 email@example.com
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