VOTE for Terry Gavin "The taxpayer's watchdog" by the Daily Herald
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#1 Apr 2, 2013
Terry Gavin Elgin City Council candidate
With one week to go before election day there's one question I've been asked many times over the last 3 plus months at that is, "Why am I running again after 14 years away?". There are many reasons but one stands out more then any other.
The primary reason for my running for the Elgin City Council is the that after attending nearly each and every budget meeting as well as every council meeting over the last 2 years, it was obvious to me that the taxpayers of Elgin were under represented by the majority of this current council. Since I served in the past on the City Council, I realized that the most important duty of a Council person is good stewardship of the people’s money. After they raised taxes on everyone, including churches, non-for-profit's and Elgin businesses, the highest in city history, I decided it was time to do something that would change the current direction of our city.
If elected to serve again my goal is to cut non-core services that are costing all of us our financial freedom at a time in our nation’s history where our economy is in a long and drawn out recession. Included in my pledge is a promise to try cutting or repealing most of the new taxes this city council has passed in the last 2 years. This would include the garbage tax, electric tax and natural gas tax. Additionally, I will work tirelessly to stop the implementation of the Storm Water Utility fee aka the “Rain water tax”.
All of these goals are achievable if the community, elected officials, city employees and staff all work together to make Elgin a stronger city moving into the future.
Vote for a better tomorrow for our city by voting for Terry Gavin on April 9, proclaimed "The taxpayer's watchdog" by the Daily Herald 1999.
A proven leader,
#2 Apr 7, 2013
ANYONE HEAR ABOUT ELGINS RAIN TAX?
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Chuck Wishon Sr ???
Friday at 2:02pm · Like
Larry Summers they want to tax us when it rains
Friday at 2:04pm · Like
Larry Summers coming to your neighborhood soon
Friday at 2:05pm · Like
Chuck Wishon Sr maybe to treat the run off?
Friday at 2:16pm · Like
Larry Summers correct every thing here runs straight to the river
Friday at 2:27pm · Like
Sherri Rahn Peabody You'll be taxed so much based on how much roof space and cement you have. Although most of my cement runoff will go into the grass In the backyard, as doesn't roof runoff. So vote no
Friday at 4:37pm via mobile · Like
Larry Summers don't think they are going to measure each house they will come up with a average
Friday at 4:42pm · Like
Donna Hansen Hesbol Never heard of such a thing. Ridiculous... just my opinion.
Friday at 7:26pm · Like · 3
Bill Jacobsen Seems to reflect the ... mentality ... of the ''ruling class '', I agree w/ Donna ..!
Yesterday at 8:54am · Like
Cathy Wilkening Newby Those who are running for city council who apposed the RAIN TAX are: Andrew Cuming, Terry Gavin, Cody Holt, Rosemarie Kahn, John Prigge, Toby Shaw. Go to stoptheraintax.org . I got info on it in the mail yesterday. Get out and vote April 9. There is not a vote on the Rain Tax put before the voters. You need to vote for people who are running who oppose it so those who are in not can not get it through. The fee would be added to your monthly water bill as they now do with leaf and garbage pick up.
Yesterday at 10:56am · Like
Bill Jacobsen Opposing any new tax .. is an easy one ... for politicians . What else qualifies them .. for consideration , are the real question ( s )..?
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Larry Summers I could be wrong but I don't think the city council has a say about this it is the EPA that has set these rules they seem to always get their way
29 minutes ago · Like
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