The following letter to the editor was submitted to Patch by Edward A. Corcoran:
We must preserve the perennial charm and transparent politics Clarendon Hills nurtured for 88 years. A clear and simple “NO” message to our volunteer trustees will preserve the existing tax cap and keep our right to referenda. Please vote No!
Don’t believe the scare tactics and propaganda. There is no need for drastic cuts in services. We have capable and well paid managers and technology. We even have experts that volunteered to methodically control costs without creating chaos. Vote No.
No trustee was elected with a home rule platform. Vote No.
Village resources are being diverted from the services of day-to-day operations for a political mission. A politically motivated exercise such as home rule should not involve civil servants nor tax payer money. Vote No.
For Clarendon Hills, charming equals transparent. Transparency is and should be the approach in Clarendon Hills. Charm and transparency cannot exist if the trustees take away voter rights and have direct access to the balance sheet (for debt) and unbridled access to both tax increases and spending. Under home rule, back-room deals are "allowed." Vote No.
This political move is inconsistent with the village I grew up in and where I am now raising my children. Home rule usurps the very charter of Clarendon Hills and is inconsistent with our mission statement. Please Vote No!
Use www.citizensforCH.com as a reference.
Edward A. Corcoran
116 Iroquois Drive