Details on proposal for City of Champaign Township tax

The ballot question that voters will decide in November:

Shall the voters of the City of Champaign Township request that the City of Champaign Township Trustees actively pursue any and all means available to them to increase the funding level for General Assistance aid to residents in extreme poverty (1) to match the current average funding level for General Assistance among townships for the cities of Springfield, Bloomington, Peoria and Urbana and (2) by increasing property tax no more than $25 for a median-value single-family home in the first year and adjusting this for inflation in subsequent years? 

Current funding levels

 

 

 

Township

Tax rate

Tax on $150,000 home

Monthly payment to clients

City of Champaign

0.0347

17

212

Cunningham (Urbana)

0.0824

41

243

City of Bloomington

0.0498

25

265

Capital (Springfield)

0.0709

35

300

City of Peoria

0.08464

42

325

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windo67 wrote on August 08, 2010 at 10:08 am

No No NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO . Why should we be the same as Liberalville(Urbana).? I'm taxed to death. As a retired State Employee I know first hand about waste that goes on with your tax dollars. You know that old saying about State Government,"If you don't spend it you will lose it and furthermore you will get less next year", well I am here to tell you that its true. Please vote no for another increase in your taxes. Find another way to fund it if you want but not thru property taxes.

sahuoy wrote on August 08, 2010 at 9:08 pm

CHAMPAIGN CITIZENS DEMAND YOUR RIGHTS!!! THINK FOR A FEW SECONDS ABOUT WHO REALLY BENEFITS FROM YOU ABSORBING ANOTHER TAXED FEE THAT SHOULD BE PAID BY THE CITY UNIONS NEXT CONTRACT! THEY SHOULD ABSORB THEIR FAIR SHARE OF A RECESSING ECONOMY! What a crock!!! You present a question and provide a comparison of apples, oranges, grapefruits and melons. Obviously all these other comparison city's have different budgets, percentages, etc. each one different from the other based on that's city's needs yet you ask a question that presents the problem as being solvable by showing Champaign citizens paying less than those it is compared to and so citizens will accept this crock you throw up to guide the people into accepting their supposedly fair share of the problem. Let's talk about the fund and who and what it is used for other than helping the citizens. Let's talk about these ignorant arguements politicians or city employees present as a means to win obtaining more funding for another reason because their really afraid citizens can't handle the truth and would vote no. Let's talk about how many times this same scenario has been played on the citizens and when the original need is sustained the money is never given back not even a little. The status quo always chase their tail at the tax payor expense, spend all that money to benefit a few and when those few want mind you not need more the city comes back to the people for more money tax increases. Well, its long over due and high time the city tells the union fire department, police, city employees, etc. you are going to have to give your fair share to help everyone before you help yourselves. You are not getting a routine raise this year, your benefits will be cut, your retirement will be trimmed because after years of holding the citizens by the neck they've have enough of this crapola of taking from people who don't have these nice fat raises, benefit packages and retirements to absorb another fee or tax. The money exist in the prior decisions you made and not in new presentations of old ideas that are rerun in the media and newspapers against the citizens AGAIN!!!. The people NOW demand that you seek your funds from those persons who have it to spare in the decisions your predecessors made because it is no longer the average working american citizen. Give us Transparency or give us new politicians!!! Champaign citizens rise and assemble. Protect your families from this disease called politics. Thank you George Bush!!! You are gone but your stink still lingers for all to smell, cough, choke. NO MORE FEES, TAXES, REPUBLICANS!!! VOTE DEMOCRAT IN NOVEMBER AND EXILE THE REPUBLICANS ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!