Posts Tagged → Will County Illinois
From Beautiful Homer Glen, the concept of limited government causes division among conservatives. I believe government should be limited to things that citizens can’t do for themselves. Most conservatives agree with this statement, but the split comes with its’ application in real life. It has been said a tax should be as hard to increase as it is to get a building permit. I don’t believe a building permit should be required to repair your property while others disagree. I take it a step further, with the opinion that forcing a building permit puts government in a liable position when there is a defect in what the building inspector approved. I also see the permitting process simply as a way for government to generate revenue, as user fee. One problem is that some people, afraid to do repairs, possibly opening themselves to unknown violations let their property go. Money is tight and people only have enough to repair what is absolutely necessary. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/rights-permits-government
From Beautiful Homer Glen, I see a spending problem, as well as a Tax increase coming from our local Junior College JJC. I believe we need to spend tax dollars wisely, and not take more than is absolutely necessary. Brad Baber ran and lost the election to the Joliet Junior College school Board. He has not gone away and continues to attend the meetings. Brad explained what is going on and it is not good for the taxpayers.
The administration and many members of the JJC board still want to move forward on a $43M expansion plan of the City Center Campus. The taxpayers of the JJC district need to know that no significant studies were done to justify this level of expansion. No evidence has been provided as to whether past graduates have found good jobs in the district. No one knows whether good jobs would exist in the district for the additional graduates that would result from such a large expansion of the culinary and hospitality programs. We do know that the food and hospitality fields are among the lowest paying in Will County.