Palos fire district seeks 19-cent hike

Apr 2, 2011 Read more: Daily Southtown News 11
Residents in the Palos Fire Protection District never have rejected a property tax increase referendum request. Read more
Marianne Kelly

Oak Forest, IL

#1 Apr 4, 2011
It is time to reject this. My income has done nothing but decrease in the past 3 years. My homes value, which was my nest egg, has alos decresed. My mortgage is now UNDERWATER. Why can they not live with what they have. My husband and all of his coworkers have taken pay cuts to keep the company afloat. Why is this concept so difficult for a union. Or why not get rid of some office staff? Of course no one likes such things, but it is what I have to do. I cannot afford any more increases. Vote No.
Kay Anderson

Oak Forest, IL

#2 Apr 4, 2011
I agree with you. It is wrong to ask for more money in this economy. Vote against this.
Jamal Bakir

Oak Forest, IL

#3 Apr 4, 2011
I do not believe this tax increase is necessary. We need to stop giving more and more money. If we keep giving money, the state legislature will never change things. I already voted no and so did my neighbors.
Doug Costin

Oak Forest, IL

#4 Apr 4, 2011
RESIST RESIST RESIST Do not be disheartened by all of the vote yes signs!! I was out helping my inlaws pass out literature against this property tax hike. We CAN vote it down and try to maintain some sanity regarding tax hikes. You haven"t even felt the income tax increase yet. Vote this down Do not be afraid. This is not antifireman, this ANTITAX
Tom Miller

Oak Forest, IL

#5 Apr 4, 2011
Once this passes, then the police will ask for moey, thier pensions are underfunded too, then the municipal employees, their pension need money too, then how about the library board? The point is our local governments have created all of these taxing bodies to cover mandates from the stae. Unfunded mandates. And they will never stop with the unfunded mandates until we quite bailing them out. DO not be so hard on the Federal Government bailouts if we do not have the courage to stop it at the local level. They HAVE money. Deal with the recession the way we all must
Ken Blank

Oak Forest, IL

#6 Apr 4, 2011
If this tax increase is such an obvious need that we all must vote for, why are women passing out anti-tax increase information being followed and their fliers being torn up and removed? Come on. Why are the pro tax increase people so easily upset if there are no flaws in this tax increase proposal? Just thinking out loud.
Nancy Warner

Oak Forest, IL

#7 Apr 4, 2011
I voted no last week because I cant afford any more taxes. You are right. They will demand more and more.
Helen Thomas

Oak Forest, IL

#8 Apr 5, 2011
When I went to vote I saw an article from the most recent southowmn star( I believe) where state rep Kevin McCarthy just intorduced a bill to raise our ComEd rates. The article said by $5/$100 on a monthly bill. This too is described as less than a cup of coffe a week! My, that coffee is getting awfully expensive!. This is also NECESSARY because they must update the grid or else our service could be in jeapardy. Get ready for this mantra every election cycle.
Tax and Spender

Lincolnshire, IL

#9 Apr 5, 2011
A lot of Oak Forest ISP locations. I suspect the same person wrote all of these comments. Lame. The truth is that these firefighters always have their hands out for more money. All firefighter positions should be part-time in villages with populations 15,000 or less.
Jack McQuinn

Harvey, IL

#10 Apr 5, 2011
Tax and Spender wrote:
A lot of Oak Forest ISP locations. I suspect the same person wrote all of these comments. Lame. The truth is that these firefighters always have their hands out for more money. All firefighter positions should be part-time in villages with populations 15,000 or less.
My ISP comes up Oak Forest. I don't know why. This is the first time I am posting. I voted no for the tax increase. I was informed by my neighbor that when Palos Park is requested to assist another fire department they respond with everybody in the station. He should me the blog. They even gave towns to call. A person came on to try a refute the comments and then resorted to name calling. Another came on with the wo is me statement. I called the other towns and was shocked. Palos does respond with everybody out of the station and relies on Orland to come in and covert the town. No other town does this according to the other chiefs. Leave some men back in town and show you are responsible and maybe just maybe we will support your efforts. Until then do like everyone else make do with what you have.
Tax and Spender

Lincolnshire, IL

#11 Apr 6, 2011
Fire District referendum=FAIL. This is good for the taxpayers.

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