DuPage County Election Results – Propositions (Nov 2nd, 2010)

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DuPagers vote in line with DuPage Libertarians recommendations on 79.4% (27 of 34) of the propositions. Although, tax increases in 4 towns and more than $207 Million in increased government spending passes throughout DuPage County!
(The recommendations the DuPage Libertarians made were in line with principles of reducing taxes, decreasing the size of government and increasing freedom.)
All propositions have been included, look for your town to see which ones were on your ballot. (data from dupageelections.com)

November 2, 2010, GENERAL ELECTION – PROPOSITION RESULTS
STATE OF ILLINOIS
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION
Explanation of Amendment
The proposed amendment, which takes effect upon approval by the voters, adds a new section to the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. The new section would provide the State’s electors with an option to petition for a special election to recall a Governor and for the special election of a successor Governor. At the general election to be held on November 2, 2010, you will be called upon to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution.
If you believe the Illinois Constitution should be amended to provide for a special election to recall a Governor and for a special election to elect a successor Governor, you should vote “YES” on the question.
If you believe the Illinois Constitution should not be amended to provide for a special election to recall a Governor and for a special election to elect a successor Governor, you should vote “NO” on the question. Three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election must vote “YES” in order for the amendment to become effective.
For the proposed addition of Section 7 to Article III of the Illinois Constitution.
Our Recommendation Was: Vote NO – this seems to be a political ruse over the Blago situation, in truth implementation of this amendment is unrealistic and would be unnecessarily costly to taxpayers
Result: YES 66.55% (174,897) NO 33.45% (87,924) *this is the result data for DuPage County, statewide the proposition did pass but the number of votes and percentages are much different
VILLAGE OF ADDISON
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to Implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public Employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 83.08% (4,990) NO 16.92% (1,016)
VILLAGE OF BLOOMINGDALE
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 85.36% (5,196) NO 14.64% (891)
VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE
“Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?”
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 88.89% (2,400) NO 11.11% (300)
VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful pension reform which will relieve the unsustainable burden on local taxpayers?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 82.80% (14,728) NO 17.20% (3,059)
Shall the Village of Downers Grove place the following term limits on municipal offices?
a) Mayoral term limited to two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms.
b) Six Village Commissioners limited to three (3) consecutive four (4) year terms each.
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – it will reduce the concentration of government power
Result: YES 83.61% (15,102) NO 16.39% (2,961)
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to review the services being provided by townships and special districts and consider consolidation of these services with other units of local government in an effort to reduce or eliminate unnecessary levels of local government?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 79.22% (14,141) NO 20.78% (3,709)
VILLAGE OF GLENDALE HEIGHTS
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 83.16% (4,104) NO 16.84% (831)
VILLAGE OF HINSDALE
SALES TAX REFERENDUM
Shall the Village of Hinsdale impose a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers’ Occupation Tax and Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax of 1% as authorized by Sections 8-11-1.3 and 8-11-1.4 of the Illinois Municipal Code?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – this will increase taxes, no corresponding plan to reduce spending
Result: YES 58.00% (3,445) NO 42.00% (2,495)
VILLAGE OF LISLE
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 85.75% (5,771) NO 14.25% (959)
VILLAGE OF LOMBARD
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 83.78% (10,885) NO 16.22% (2,107)
CITY OF NAPERVILLE
Shall the City of Naperville amend Section 1-5-1 of the Naperville Municipal Code to limit the number of consecutive terms which one person may serve as councilman to three consecutive full terms and to limit the number of consecutive terms which one person may serve as mayor to three consecutive full terms, to be effective beginning with the election in April, 2011 and applicable only prospectively to those persons elected to the office of councilman at the election in April 2011 and only prospectively to those persons elected to the office of mayor at the election in April 2011, and thereafter?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – it will reduce the concentration of government power
Result: YES 71.25% (21,760) NO 28.75% (8,781)
Should the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor immediately pass meaningful police and fire pension reform that will reduce the future funding obligation on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 82.21% (24,685) NO 17.79% (5,342)
Shall the City of Naperville elect part of the councilmen at large and part of the councilmen from districts with staggered four year terms and biennial elections?
Our Recommendation Was: No recommendation
Result: YES 63.91% (18,829) NO 36.09% (10,633)
VILLAGE OF OAK BROOK
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 88.39% (3,113) NO 11.61% (409)
VILLAGE OF ROSELLE
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful police and fire pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 83.45% (4,645) NO 16.55% (921)
CITY OF ST CHARLES
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety (police and fire) pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 86.36% (152) NO 13.64% (24)
VILLAGE OF VILLA  PARK
Shall the corporate authorities of the Village of Villa Park, DuPage County, Illinois, be authorized to levy a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers’ Occupation Tax, Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax and Non-Home Rule Municipal Use Tax at a rate of one percent (1%)(which is an increase of one half of one percent (1/2 of 1%) above the existing tax rate) for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or property tax relief?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – this will increase taxes, no corresponding plan to reduce spending
Result: YES 47.27% (3,000) NO 52.73% (3,347)
CITY OF WARRENVILLE
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety (police officers, firefighters and sheriffs) pension reform, which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 82.95% (3,304) NO 17.05% (679)
VILLAGE OF WAYNE
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 82.95% (3,304) NO 17.05% (679)
VILLAGE OF WESTMONT
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 83.92% (5,283) NO 16.08% (1,012)
VILLAGE OF WILLOWBROOK
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension system for all other public employees?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 83.92% (5,283) NO 16.08% (1,012)
VILLAGE OF WINFIELD
PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $3,300,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION ROAD BONDS
Shall the Village of Winfield, DuPage County, Illinois, resurface and reconstruct roads and streets and issue its bonds to the amount of $3,300,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – taxes for road repair are already paid, this is wasteful government spending
Result: YES 48.98% (1990) NO 51.02% (2,073)
PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE LIMITING RATE
Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Village of Winfield, DuPage County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.1726% above the limiting rate for the purposes of resurfacing, reconstructing and maintaining roads and streets for levy year 2009 and be equal to 0.3768% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2010?
(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $794,406, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,465,878.
(2) For the 2010 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $57.53.
(3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2010 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – not a recommended source of revenue and it will increase taxes
Result: YES 32.55% (1,324) NO 67.45% (2,743)
VILLAGE OF WOODRIDGE
Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 84.27% (7,339) NO 15.73% (1,370)
NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIP
PROPOSITION TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWNSHIP TO CONTRACT, ADMINISTER OR LICENSE A REFUSE COLLECTION, DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING PROGRAM
Shall Naperville Township be authorized to contract, administer or license a refuse collection, disposal and recycling program on behalf of the residents of the unincorporated areas of the Township, pursuant to Section 85-13(f) and Article 210 of the Township Code?
Our Recommendation Was: No recommendation
Result: YES 64.65% (801) NO 35.35% (438)
BARTLETT PARK DISTRICT
PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $18,000,000 PARK BONDS
Shall the Bartlett Park District, DuPage, Cook and Kane Counties, Illinois, acquire and improve the 138-acre Villa Olivia golf course, ski hill and banquet facility, renovate and expand the Bartlett Aquatic Center and issue its bonds to the amount of $18,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – unnecessary government expense leading to the expansion of government
Result: YES 47.08% (3,472) NO 52.92% (3,903)
CLARENDON HILLS PARK DISTRICT
PROPOSITION TO INCREASE DEBT SERVICE EXTENSION BASE
Shall the debt service extension base under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Clarendon Hills Park District, DuPage County, Illinois, for payment of principal and interest on limited bonds be increased from $65,587 to $143,761.66 for the 2010 levy year and all subsequent levy years, such debt service extension base to be increased each year by the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – budget cannot be balanced from increased debt
Result: YES 54.84% (1,715) NO 45.16% (1,412)
ST CHARLES COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
ADVISORY QUESTION OF PUBLIC POLICY
The St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District (Campton, St. Charles and Wayne Townships) will have insufficient operating funds within two (2) years to continue fire protection services at current levels.
Shall St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, seek a Ten Cent ($0.10) tax increase (approximately $117 per year on a residence with a fair market value of $350,000) in order to maintain current levels of fire protection and ambulance services?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – not a recommended source of revenue and it will increase taxes
Result: YES 50.78% (196) NO 49.22% (190)
ADVISORY QUESTION OF PUBLIC POLICY
Shall the residents of the St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, accept a reduction in fire protection and ambulance services rather than approve a tax increase?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures
Result: YES 39.28% (152) NO 60.72% (235)
ST CHARLES PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE LIMITING RATE
Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the St. Charles Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.023% above the limiting rate for library purposes for levy year 2009 and be equal to 0.26445% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2010?
(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $6,671,760.45, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $7,307,297.79.
(2) For the 2010 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $7.67.
(3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2010 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – not a recommended source of revenue and it will increase taxes
Result: YES 32.92% (401) NO 67.08% (817)
PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $35,000,000 LIBRARY BONDS
Shall the bonds of the St. Charles Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, in the amount of $35,000,000 be issued for the purpose of building an addition to, improving the site of and repairing, remodeling and improving the existing library building and furnishing necessary equipment and acquiring library materials and electronic data storage and retrieval facilities in connection therewith?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – unnecessary government expense leading to the expansion of government
Result: YES 47.25% (585) NO 52.75% (653)
MEDINAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 11
PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $8,000,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
Shall the Board of Education of Medinah School District Number 11, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip an addition to the Medinah Intermediate School Building to serve various grades, alter, repair and equip school buildings of said School District and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $8,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – disguised tax increase
Result: YES 39.55% (829) NO 60.45% (1,267)
WEST CHICAGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 33
PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $39,000,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
Shall the Board of Education of West Chicago Elementary School District Number 33, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip an addition to, improve the site of, reconstruct a portion of and alter, renovate, repair and equip the West Chicago Middle School Building, improve the sites of, alter, renovate, repair and equip other school buildings of said School District and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $39,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – requested amount is unrealistic
Result: YES 50.84% (3,414) NO 49.16% (3,301)
LEMONT-BROMBEREK COMBINED SCHOOL DISTRICT 113A
PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $8,000,000 WORKING CASH FUND BONDS
Shall the Board of Education of Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District Number 113A, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be authorized to issue $8,000,000 bonds for a working cash fund as provided for by Article 20 of the School Code?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – School Administration is paid to successfully manage their limited resources, they shouldn’t be rewarded for wasteful spending
Result: YES 47.53% (664) NO 52.47% (733)
COLLEGE OF DU PAGE DISTRICT # 502
PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $168,000,000 COMMUNITY COLLEGE BONDS
Shall the Board of Trustees of DuPage Community College District No. 502, Counties of DuPage, Cook and Will and State of Illinois (commonly known and referred to as College of DuPage), be authorized to build and equip community college buildings and additions thereto, alter, renovate, repair and/or demolish outdated community college buildings, improve and equip land for community college purposes and install technology, such projects to include, but not be limited to, construction of parking structures, completion of the Homeland Security Education and Training Institute, renovation of the COD Library, the McAninch Arts Center and the Physical Education Center and other related improvements and issue bonds of said Community College District to the amount of $168,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
Our Recommendation Was: Vote No – This is a deceptive tax increase, a waste of taxpayer money, and unnecessary expansion of government
Result: YES 54.83% (141,855) NO 45.17% (116,857)
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