I ask the voters of River Forest and Oak Park to think about how you want the OPRF High School board to act next December when it's time to once again consider raising your property taxes.
There has been an erosion of trust and good will between the D200 board and the citizens of our two villages, and the biggest reason is the huge fund balance and the continuing votes to raise the tax levy, most recently last December. Wednesday Journal, per its editorials on this issue, agrees with me (See Viewpoints, Feb. 27).
However, a majority of the candidates — including those endorsed by the Journal — have been quiet on this issue. I think it's wrong to ignore the biggest issue on the minds of the voters this election.
I am not a one-issue candidate and throughout this campaign I've shared the many ideas I have on the other issues facing the district. But after reading the endorsements, I feel this issue has been largely ignored. From the very beginning, I have been opposed to the large fund balance and opposed to the December vote to raise the tax levy. I've said that in print and in public.
Please consider that when you vote on April 9.
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