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Morrissey heads to Springfield in search of road funds
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Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey told aldermen during the March 27 City Council meeting he decided to get proactive after the defeat of the sales tax proposal. Morrissey said he went to Springfield to lobby for funds.
I dont believe continuing to raise property tax is the way to go, Morrissey said.
Morrissey said he planned to speak with both caucuses, as well as the entire Council, to put together a modified capital plan.
Ald. Jeff Holt (D-11) stressed the need for more money for road projects.
One thing we need is more of capital investment in our infrastructure, Holt said.
Morrissey again stressed after the meeting the need to find new funding options. I look forward to working with our Council and community members who have alternatives, he said, adding the alternatives cant affect property taxes. Weve got to pay for it. Weve got to come up with our own share.
Morrissey said the proposal might have been defeated due to misinformation, referring to the Winnebago County Taxpayer Advocates. He said they didnt focus on the concept the sales tax increase wouldnt have affected all items. But Morrissey said he has no ill will toward the group. I dont blame them for sending out a message, he said.
From the March 29-April 4, 2006, issue