This guest opinion piece by Clint Morris is from the April 16, 2010 Rockford Register Star.
As an alderman in Belvidere, I feel that taxpayers have not been fairly informed when it comes to understanding and determining whether local government is being responsible with their tax dollars.
A recent Register Star article led readers to believe that I had proposed job cuts in order to add a surplus to an existing budget surplus — not true. What the article failed to mention is that Mayor Fred Brereton is touting a balanced budget that grabs nearly $2 million collected from taxing Belvidere residents and businesses monthly on their essentials: gas, electricity and phone bills.
Click on the following for the rest of this opinion piece: Guest Column: Belvidere wrong in use of utility tax money - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star