We are fortunate to live in a treasured, historic community. It is important to keep this village economically viable for everyone. Therefore, it is a matter of simple economics when it comes to voting for or against the District 97 referendum. As homeowners, we have recently endured an unprecedented downturn in housing values. We simply cannot afford to add another enormous increase to our already crushing property taxes.
Many people have lost jobs, taken pay cuts to keep their jobs or filed for bankruptcy due to the overspending of previous years. If we've learned anything from our current economic situation, it should be that sometimes we need to say no to spending money. Oak Parkers, this is one of those times. Just say "No."
Bob and Monica Klinke