At the McHenry County Board meeting on January 6th, 2015 County Administrator Peter Austin and Deputy Administrator Scott Hartman briefed the county board on the strategic plan. You can download the presentation here. Below are my comments.
One important factor needs to be on the forefront of all of us who are elected, regardless on what board we may serve on or be appointed to, is the taxpayer. The taxpayer in Illinois is not being heard. Taxpayers are crying out for relief and their voices are not being heard.
We need to be fiscally responsible. We need to make sure we are transparent. That means having budget documents easily accessible and online to the public. We need to make sure that McHenry County is doing everything humanly possible to make the tax burden lower.
I am keeping my promise. I am doing everything I can to bring attention to our taxation problem.