Shall Lisle D202 Reduce the Excess Tax Levy?

Lisle, school district 202 taxpayers will have a question on the April 2, 2019 ballot to lower property taxes. The question that will appear is:

Shall the amount extended for educational purposes by the Lisle Community Unit School District 202 be reduced from $19,062,127.15 to $17,155,915.00  for the 2018 levy year, but in no event lower than the amount required to maintain an adequacy target of 110%?

The following are screen shots (and a link) from Lisle Watchdog’s twitter page, taken on 2/28/2019.

Lisle from wirepoints

It links to Wirepoints: “Daily Herald wrong to oppose Lisle property tax relief effortshttps://wirepoints.org/daily-herald-wrong-to-oppose-lisle-property-tax-relief-efforts/

 

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6 thoughts on “Shall Lisle D202 Reduce the Excess Tax Levy?

  1. Ha ha! NO means NO. The citizens of Lisle CUSD 202 who chose to vote, overwhelmingly rejected this ill-conceived, poorly worded, deceptively and misleadingly presented tax cut referendum. GoRefundMe: So inept, all the way down. It’s fine to have the conversation within a community as to what level of financial support their public schools should have, but this? Ridiculous. It deserved to be crushed, and it was. Cheers, Watchdog! There are more important things you could be doing, and I mean that sincerely.

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      1. 1) The law required you to target the education fund, solely? If yes: Well then, garbage in, garbage out.

        Why not get a law passed that is more useful to the Tax Revolt? You used a law that REQUIRED you to target the particular school fund that would most directly hurt the educational services of children?

        Could you not see what a LOSER that would be? And now people are laughing at you. Not very strategic on you-all’s part.

        2) The law required you to write the referendum using the incorrect YEAR levy figure?

        That’s what the state’s attorney had to clean up. That’s why the potential tax saving per $100,000 went from about $100 down to $67.

        Was that “goof “ part of your strategy to “sell” the petition?

        OR DID the law REQUIRE you to write the referendum proposal in this financially misleading way?

        Again, this made you look like not-ready-for-prime-time players.

        I don’t get it. You all live and breathe this stuff. Watchdog? This was your best shot?

        I expected better from you. You’ve disappointed an awful lot of people, I’m afraid. Not just in Lisle. The whole state was watching.

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  2. What are you talking about?
    The referendum wording is what is what the law required:
    == Shall the amount extended for educational purposes by the Lisle Community Unit School District 202 be reduced from $19,062,127.15 to $17,155,915.00 for the 2018 levy year, but in no event lower than the amount required to maintain an adequacy target of 110%? ==
    See https://dupagewatchdog.org/2018/11/27/lisle-school-referendum-to-reduce-taxes/

    We are all volunteers, who care greatly about our communities. While it may appear that we “live and breathe this stuff” we don’t. We do the best we can to gather and disseminate accurate information. Where are you getting your data?

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  3. ????????

    Oh, never mind. The taxpayers of 202 have spoken. We’re done here.
    BUT.
    As I mentioned earlier, Watchdog’s very effective investigative muckraking talents are most sorely needed in other arenas. 1)The Sterigenics story has not yet been entirely uncovered yet and deserves your scrutiny. 2)Gigantic hog farm permit applications; have they been properly granted? 3) Big companies seeking Fracking downstate: are they circumventing rules? 4) wind farms :health and quality of life issues: are all legal proceedings being adhered to? 5) Illinois budget issues: the real elephant in the room is CORPORATE TAX BREAKS. How much money do we hardworking taxpayers have to make up for every year because of corporate welfare?

    These are just a few examples. Please: Go after these “big boy”issues and entities , not the park districts and the schools and local village governments. Do the hard stuff we really need you to do. No one else is.

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