VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA: Protect My Town Website
Village of North Aurora issued the following announcement on May 9.
A proposal currently being considered in Springfield, would have a lasting negative impact on the Village's budget if enacted. Governor Rauner and State legislators are considering a proposal that would reduce the amount of State-collected income taxes that are distributed back to municipalities as part of their 2018-2019 budget.
The proposal includes the continuation of a 10 percent reduction in revenues distributed to local municipalities through the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) that was included in last year's State budget. What was billed last year as a one-time 10 percent reduction in LGDF distribution is coming back again this year as a continual reduction. Every year this proposal passes, it means over $160,000 in annual losses to the Village of North Aurora.
The Village of North Aurora is a proud member of the Metro West Council of Government, which recently launched a new website, https://ProtectMyTown.us, explaining what the loss of this critical revenue means for our residents.
The website explains why the State of Illinois should resist attempts to use local tax dollars to fill state budget gaps, which in turn, shifts the tax burden to local communities and taxpayers. Through this website, North Aurora residents can directly engage their state legislators and Governor. The process is incredibly simple and only takes three easy steps to directly contact your legislators and the Governor. After logging on to ProtectMyTown.us:
• Fill out your information;
• Review your letter;
• Hit the Send Letter button to complete the form and send the letter to lawmakers.
Check out the video below which discusses the topic.
Original source can be found here.