Letter to the editor: Vote yes on 7A

Posted 10/15/19

Vote yes on 7A On Nov. 5, voters in the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District should voice their support for preserving our great parks and recreation system by voting YES on 7A. A yes vote …

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Letter to the editor: Vote yes on 7A

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Vote yes on 7A

On Nov. 5, voters in the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District should voice their support for preserving our great parks and recreation system by voting YES on 7A. A yes vote will ensure continued preservation of our parkland, continued maintenance of our facilities and trails, and support South Suburban’s mission to offer affordable healthy recreation options for children, youth, adults and seniors. If approved, 7A will not increase district tax revenues but will ensure that previously voter approved tax funding for the district does not decrease in the future.

South Suburban delivers high quality recreation opportunities for our residents by careful planning and budgeting. Revenue stability is critical to ensuring this continued high quality level of service and 7A provides that necessary stability. In the current structure, due to residential assessment rate declines, the district has lost more than $1.8 million of voter-approved property tax revenues over the last four years and is estimated that the losses will only increase for the foreseeable future.

By voting yes on 7A, property tax revenues previously approved by the voters will remain constant and allow South Suburban to continue to provide best-in-class recreational opportunities for our district residents.

Scott LaBrash, current
South Suburban board chair

John Ostermiller, prior South

Suburban board chair

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