- “Shall DuPage County oppose the General Assembly instituting a property tax increase equivalent to 1% of your home’s value to help retire state debt?”
- “Shall DuPage County continue to dissolve and consolidate units of local government to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and increase accountability?”
Recognizing that Illinois has the highest combined state and local tax burden, near the worst combined economic growth rate, and the third worst funded public pension system in the country, the NACC opposes perpetual tax increases as counterproductive policies to growth and prosperity.
Illinois needs sustained, robust growth to rebuild the confidence of investors and businesses alike. Key to that change should be policies that decrease our debt and increase our tax competitiveness to attract businesses and expand our tax base.
For these reasons, the NACC SUPPORTS the idea that DuPage County should oppose a property tax increase as the silver bullet for the crushing public pension debt. Illinois families and commercial landowners will not sit idly by with a more robust long-term outlook in surrounding states.
The long-term strategy of reducing government overhead, championed by DuPage County in the ACT Initiative, is a necessary way forward to competitiveness. DuPage County will save private and corporate taxpayers a projected $100 million in total cost. Rightsizing the government decreases the need for tax increases and provides greater opportunity for prosperity in DuPage County.
For these reasons, Members are encouraged to Vote YES!
Around the Country
In the strongest terms, the attempted bomb attacks in New York, Washington, and elsewhere should be condemned. There is no place for terrorist attacks in our political discourse.
5th Avenue Development
City staff will begin to work with an independent, third party advisor, SB Friedman, to gather information and provide direction to City Council in preparation for the December 4, 2018 City Council Meeting where the Council may decide to move from Phase I to Phase II.
The Illinois General Assembly is not currently in session. Spring Session Adjourned on May 31, 2018.