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No taxation without public participation

To the Editor:

Hear ye, hear ye: Channahon enacts a $75 a year tax on golf carts.

Wow, that ought to offset the deferred taxes given to the warehouses. Channahon must have 12 or 15 golf carts and retirees roaring down the street doing, of all things, visiting. Well, we can’t have that. If we raise taxes enough, they’ll get rid of the infernal things.

Not long ago, there was a petition by a semitruck repair company to have a property zoning changed to allow semitruck repair. The property was in a subdivision.

The residents flooded the meetings voicing their displeasure and the zoning change was dropped. This was before COVID-19.

I believe it is illegal or should be illegal for government bodies to enact new taxes, rules or regulations until a way can be devised so the peoples’ voices can once again be heard. Or the pandemic is over and meetings can resume. This can be done, after all. We’re educating thousands of children with e-learning.

I believe this golf cart tax should not be enacted until the people have a way to voice their opinions. I believe meetings using Zoom can be organized rather easily.

Bob Pelton

Channahon

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