Fellow Residents, Please Vote No for the wasteful, unaffordable and unethical D86 Referendum. See below revelation that D86 Board Member Camden was a teamsters union boss at Cook County Jail. Now Camden leads D86 and the tactic to cancel sports to get the biggest tax increase in history. Unethical. Vote NO to stop Camden and future tactics. AM 560 Radio on D86 - Dan Proft & Amy Jacobsen Listen here Tuesday April 2nd is election day to VOTE NO and SAVE $100M. Protect your property values and your family from unethical Illinois politics. Say NO for the third time to the D86. If you need help email us. Candidate recommendations are at the bottom of this email. Voter Information here Stop the $208 MILLION tax increase ($139 M plus interest). $2,300 more per student per year for 20 years is a Wasteful, Unaffordable and Unethical Tax increase. The D86 Board just reported a $67.9 MILLION liability for employee benefits on the annual audit which isn't funded. Another unsustainable contract with the teacher's union, including tenure and free healthcare is being negotiated. Harassment by Bullies of YES Campaign Local Press Covers Harassment - video link Sign Stealing by Joannie - video link NEWSFLASH Past Teamster Leader at Cook County Jail is D86 Board Member Kevin Camden. Did the press overlook this? Tactics by Camden in D86 resemble voter intimidation by cutting of sports in D86. Shouldn't voters know Camden's real background and why is this acceptable in schools? here D86 Board Leader Kevin Camden is the bully from Cook County Jail
D86 Board Member Kevin Camden was the general counsel for teamsters Union local 700 and
led legal and negotiation tactics at the Cook County jail, and now he's in D86 cancelling sports (an operating cost) until he gets his $208M tax increase for building costs. Unethical intimidation. Also please don't forget D86's President Baseball Bill Carpenter the other leader of voter intimidation tactics on the D86 Board. Carpenter cancelled sports but protected baseball and softball. Baseball Bill owns a training facility for baseball and softball, unethical. More on Baseball Bill - here.
Damaging Property Values
$9M for cafeterias, a new $10M fine arts center for Central, $15M for a guidance and counseling area for Central and plus 2 new pools when a massive local private swimming facility is under construction. Wasteful & Unsustainable. Unethical tactics like cancelling Sports and Activities to intimidate voters! Check out
THE PLAN by C4CH to reset D86. Stop the special interest groups from owning your home. $2,300 per student per year for 20 years when real improvements are less than $1,000/student per year for 20 years. D181 just increased taxes $65M + interest. A $67.9M liability for employee benefits just added to the annual audit.
Vote NO = save $100M & protect your property values
Chicago Tribune Article on D86 http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-exodus-property-taxes-elections-hinsdale-20190319-story.html Editorial Board Editorials reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board, as determined by the members of the board, the editorial page editor and the publisher.The intense race between Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkleand former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot to become Chicago's next mayor has dominated local news for weeks. But several municipal elections and referendum questions confront suburban voters on April 2. Some of those contests also are unfolding amid high drama. One theme bubbling to the surface? A nascent taxpayer rebellion. Referendum questions to raise property taxes in order to modernize schools or build libraries are an increasingly tough sell in high-tax Illinois. Hinsdale Township School District 86, which includes Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools, is asking voters - after two previous rejections - to support a property tax hike for school improvements. Voters have to give their permission because of tax cap limitations on the district's ability to raise levies, or to borrow from the bond market without voter approval.
Ratcheting up the pressure, Hinsdale's school board members at their December meeting voted to cut nine sports at both schools including football, wrestling, cheerleading and water polo, along with marching band and several other extracurricular activities. The cuts would be effective this fall. No football at Hinsdale Central or South? Really?
Really. The uncertainty of next year's athletic programs contributed to the recent departure of Central's head football coach to rival Lyons Township High School District 204. Dan Hartman said he would have explored the opportunity at Lyons Township anyway, but the "circumstances at Hinsdale" played a role in his decision to leave. Who could blame him?
Board members insist the district cannot afford its most expensive athletic programs and still make necessary school upgrades, including renovating two swimming pools that were built in the late 1950s and 1960s. Voters in November rejected the school board's request for a $166 million bond sale. And before that, voters rejected a request for a $76 million bond sale. The school board is making its third try April 2 with a $139 million referendum request.
Will it fly this time? Unclear. Bond sales almost always translate into bigger property tax bills. In the Hinsdale area, property taxes already are burdensome due in part to the area's high property values. That, in addition to the grenade approach from the school board, intensified opposition from parents. Some felt the board played a manipulative game of chicken by advancing sweeping sports program cuts against the backdrop of another bond referendum.
Both sides - for and against the referendum - have been frantically raising money to win over voters with television ads and mailers, door-to-door visits and yard signs. If you lived in the district, you might think you lived in Iowa, where precinct caucuses launch each election cycle's presidential campaign - and where campaign activity never takes a rest.
One thing is clear from the intensity brewing in Hinsdale: Many Illinois residents feel taxed out. They're tired of government reaching into their pockets. Thousands are responding with their feet. In 2018, the state had a net loss of 45,116 residents, the worst of five years of consistent, dropping population.
School boards and other taxing bodies often forget they don't operate in a vacuum. It's rarely just one tax increase driving down community enthusiasm. The school board wants to sell bonds. Maybe the library district wants to raise its levy.
Sometimes the township, too. And the county. The state raised income taxes in 2017 and is poised to do so again for high-income earners at least. Federally, the new tax reform law under President Donald Trump punishes high property-tax states; there's now a limit on the federal income tax write-off for all these state and local taxes. Which means new swimming pools and libraries are no easy sell in a state with more governing bodies than any other. Also on the April 2 ballot, among many other issues: Winnetka Public School District 36 is asking permission to issue $90.6 million in bonds for building renovations. Barrington Community Unit School District 220 is seeking $185 million in bonds for school renovations. The River Grove Public Library District hopes voters approve $9 million in bonds for a new library. The village of Steger is asking to raise its levy above the property tax cap to hire more public safety and medical personnel. Election Day won't just settle the Chicago mayor's race. It will serve as a signal from the suburbs and elsewhere about taxation and the outflow we refer to as the "Illinois Exodus." Have residents reached their limit? Will they sign on to higher property taxes, swimming pools and all? Or will they rebel with for-sale signs hammered into the front yard? Join the discussion on Twitter @Trib_Ed_Board and on Facebook.Submit a letter, of no more than 400 words, to the editor here or email firstname.lastname@example.org Top Ten D86 Wasteful Items
To fix this we recommend D86 Election Endorsements #3 Fotini Bakopoulos #4 Matthew Marron The 4H candidates are the teacher's union slate, ensuring further tax increases, lower accountability, free healthcare and continued tenure for poor performing staff. C4CH endorses the above candidates because they are committed to immediately reinstating sports and extracurricular activities, to negotiate reform measures, and to work with all groups in the community. Trust of D86 Board is LOW, really LOW
You are not alone if you don't trust the D86 Board. In a recent survey by D86 itself with 1,161 participants, 55% rated the Board a "D", "F" or "Did Not Know" on the handling of taxpayer money. 75% of respondents rated the D86 a "C" or below. Taxpayers simply do not trust this Board handling their hard earned money. Please Vote NO!
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