Kendall County Levy Reduction Advisory Question (November 2012)

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A Kendall County Levy Reduction Advisory Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in Kendall County, where it was approved.

This measure was an advisory question that asked residents if they would want every levy used to fund every governing body in the county reduced by 20 percent. Four members of the community were the force behind the petition drive, collecting and submitting around 2,500 signatures to place the issue on the ballot. Since the measure was only advisory, no governing body would be required to lower their tax rates if the measure was approved. The group behind the petition said they were hopeful that the issue would capture officials' attention and show them that residents are tired of such high taxes and are looking to the government to find ways to lower their budget costs.[1]

Election results

Kendall County Levy Reduction Advisory Question
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 30,270 74.04%
No10,61525.96%

Election results from Kendall County 2012 election results (dead link)'

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:[2]

Shall every levy of every governing body within the County of Kendall, Illinois be reduced 20% over the previous year's levy?[3]

See also

Additional reading

References

  1. Montgomery Patch, "Kendall County Tax Revolt Group Submits Referendum Petitions," August 6, 2012
  2. Kendall County 2012 election referendum," accessed November 16, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.