The Taxpayers Can Win if We Vote March 15th To early vote Call Will County Clerk 815-740-4626 and ask for a ballot to be mailed or online at http://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/elections/voter-services/vote-by-mail/
My name is Steve Balich. I have been advocating for elected officials to treat taxpayer money as it was their own for many years without many positive results. I hear people on Boards say their tax increase is just a little money or people won’t mind because we are giving them something. They forget these Boards are giving you something using your money without asking you if you want it. In our Representative Democracy citizens are elected to represent the “people”. The “will” of the people is reinforced when there is a vote by referendum on a specific issue.
The Homer Township Tax Referendum on the March 15th 2015 Ballot says we believe people in Homer Township should have a say in how much they are taxed. (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.
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 elected officials, clearly stating what the citizen’s want. This is your opportunity to make a difference and make your voice heard. If a person on a Board goes contrary to the will of the people, that person needs to be voted out. Names of those defying the will of the people need to be made Public in Newspapers and Social Media at the time of their vote and when they are up for election or appointment.
The point is; in this time of hopelessness when people feel helpless in getting a voice in their government, taking back some control can be accomplished. In a time when many people don’t vote because they feel their vote doesn’t matter; they will see, when enough people work together, what seemed impossible can be grasped.
Once this is approved by the voters this March, other Townships will take up the call to get control their Property Taxes. We in Homer Township which includes Homer Glen and half the City of Lockport will need to hold our elected officials accountable to the will of the people. We need to demand this directive by the voters be obeyed. If elected officials do contrary, our Representative Democracy demands they be voted out of office. This is the strongest statement we voters can make.
This is your opportunity to make a difference. Please Vote!
Steve Balich 815 557-7196