“No” Vote on the 2016 DuPage County Budget

Today I voted “No” on the 2016 DuPage County Budget.

I voted “No” because the taxpayers are paying $5800 a year for car stipends for the DuPage County Chairman, Clerk, The Circuit Clerk, Treasurer, Recorder of Deeds, Auditor, Coroner and the Regional Superintendent of Schools.

I voted “No” because we have too many lobbyists.

I voted “No” because we handed our lobbyists no bid contracts.

I voted ” No” because although we budget for part time and temporary employees year after year, the head count does not include these two groups.

I voted “No” because I could find no evidence of any meetings of the Working Group. The chairman formed the Working Group in 2013 to examine if savings could be found between the Election Commission and the Clerks Office.

I voted “No” because the tax payers are paying for an Election Commission they do not need.

I voted “No” today because I took the time to send questions to the chairman only to receive a scathing response that included no answers.

You can read my budget questions along with the chairman’s response below.