In 1995, I gave a luncheon speech to the Chicago Bar Association entitled "Communication Rights-of-Way: Municipal Revenue Generators for the 21st
Century." At that time, many who attended thought it was a novel idea but did not put that much faith in it. My argument was that the horse-and-buggy taxes that focused on gasoline, cigarettes, and liquor were m......Full article >>>
In East Dundee, Ill., I am in a unique position because I am an elected official. There are a lot of challenges for local governments in finding ways to generate a revenue stream in order to pay for day-to-day operations as well as a long-range planning process.
Some small municipalities make up for their budget shortfalls by increasing the patrolling for speeding, usually in artificiall......Full article >>>
water from other communities around you? What if they would pay for the expansion of your plant? This is exactly what we did in East Dundee. It was a split decision to move forward in what I believe was our most critical vote of last year.
It is designed to filter our water as well as our neighboring community's water before it is returned to the Fox River. We are now looking at expanding......Full article >>>
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