Sorensen is responsible for your property taxes going up. Just a reminder.
By: Diane Benjamin
Last November a vote by the County Board resulted in a property tax increase when a vote to dip into LARGE reserves was defeated. Matt Sorensen voted NO to break a tie: https://blnnews.com/2016/03/24/county-50000000-in-reserves/
The financial statements as of 12/31/2015 have been issued (CAFR). I’ve barely begun reviewing the 221 pages, but this paragraph jumped out:
Now you can see why some County Board members wanted to use reserves instead of raising taxes!
34% of the General Fund in Reserves!
Let’s review which Board members thought they had more of a right to your money than you do: (from the BlnNews.com link above)
Since the vote to use reserves failed, property tax rates were increased to balance the budget.
So, what did Sorensen know when he essentially voted to raise taxes – followed shortly thereafter by both Bloomington and Normal raising Sales Tax?
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