Letter to the Editor: Pension Reform and Property Taxes
Schaumburg resident John Parker writes about pension reform and pension costs.
The recent comments by Gov. Quinn and Mayor Emanuel signal a renewed effort toward pension reform that would include shifting of a portion of pension costs for teachers to the property tax bills of local residents. Residents of Schaumburg, Palatine & Hoffman Est. will see our property taxes go up even further.
To the D-211 School Board:
What are you all doing to preventing this (“portion of the cost onto our property tax bills”) from happening? It is the Unions, School Boards the TRS and Politicians who made this a huge problem, NOT THE TAXPAYERS. I’m all for pension reform, as long as it DOES NOT RAISE MY PROPERTY TAXES !! The ones who created the problem need to bear the financial burden and responsibility, even if means to reduce pension benefits to the highest pension recipients; current and future.
Please call the D-211 open line at 1-847-755-6600 and leave a message for the entire board of education. Tell them not to raise our property taxes.