Opposing grassroots groups push for and against Lisle Unit District property tax-cut measure
Lisle Unit District 202 residents casting votes in next month's election will have a unique opportunity – for Illinois, at least – to reduce their property taxes.
School district voters in the April 2 election are expected to see a binding question about whether Lisle Unit’s levy, the part if its budget funded by property taxes, should see a $1.2 million reduction. The measure to reduce the school district's property tax levy will be on the ballot thanks to signature-gathering efforts by members of the grassroots group, Yes 4 Less Lisle 202 Taxes.
The group claims on its Facebook page that the district's school board "implemented a policy of deliberate over-taxation of its property owners." The group also claims that the district has under-run its operating budget by an average of $2 million per year, or more than 6 percent, which then was placed in reserve.
Another grassroots group, Citizens for Lisle Kids, is urging school district residents to vote against the measure.