Real Property Alliance was involved educating voters about the dangers of three Home Rule ballot initiatives in the state.
In each one, RPA pointed out the potential danger of allowing smaller communities nearly unfettered control over implementing property tax increases and some fees. Home Rule, as RPA has long said, is just a way for policymakers to go around the voters who must pay the taxes and fees.
Happily, voters in Auburn, Westville, and Yorkville saw the flaw in trying ti become a home rule unit and in each community they voted the ballot initiative down.
- 55.8 percent of Westville voters said “no” to Home Rule.
- 55 percent of Yorkville residents also said “no.”
- And in Auburn, 75 percent of residents voted against Home Rule.