To the Editor:
I love it when a politician comes to the campaign with a plan, and Jack Franks has done this with his Cut10 campaign, a very simple idea that asks every taxing body in McHenry County to cut its levy 10 percent. As a rule of thumb, taxing bodies should not have more than eight months of operating expenses in reserve. If the Northwest Herald did a Freedom of Information Act request on all taxing bodies, it would be very informative for taxpayers to see the dollar amount each taxing body has in reserves and how far that amount exceeds or is less than the recommendation of eight months of operating expenses.
Great plan, Jack. I haven’t heard any concrete proposals from other political candidates on reducing property taxes.