SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To promote good government practices and save local taxpayers money, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, recently introduced House Bill 3301, which would eliminate the office of township clerk as a pilot program in each Township of Will County that resides within the 98th Illinois House Representative District.
“The most common concern I hear from the people I represent is skyrocketing property taxes. My job as state Representative is to be a strong voice for my constituents, so I am working to address this issue and lessen the tax burden felt by local families,” said Manley. “Eliminating duplicative services will reduce the cost for taxpayers and provide long overdue efficiencies.”
Manley’s House Bill 3301, which would only impact six Townships in Will County within the 98th District, would serve as a pilot program and a model to potentially be implemented throughout the rest of the state.
“State and local leaders have a fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers. Instead of doing things ‘the way they’ve always been done,’ we as elected officials are obligated to examine past practices, and look for ways to do things better,” continued Manley. “Shouldn’t we do all we can to mitigate cost and streamline services? Streamlining local services means less cost is passed on to local homeowners who are already being crushed by the weight of their property taxes.”