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Should Vote 'Yes' on April 4
open space helps preserve our quality of life. People expect
their homes to be good investments for their future. They value clean
water, clean air and a healthy environment, and love to hike, bike,
camp, fish and enjoy natural areas minutes from home.
open space protects watersheds and improves the water quality of
rivers, lakes and streams, especially the Fox River. Open space
also helps protect our drinking water. Also, protecting lands
along streams and rivers helps control flooding. Open space
referendum monies are also used to preserve and restore critical
wildlife habitat, protect forests and plant trees to improve air
quality. A portion of the money will also be used to provide
trails, fishing access and other outdoor recreational opportunities.
any other issues, voters view growth and over-development issues as
the most important threats to their quality of life. Voters also
strongly agree that preserving open space can help control
over-development and sprawl, thereby helping to preserve their quality
also recognize the urgency of taking action now. Voters also
agree that the time to act to preserve open space is “now” while land
prices are selling at a fraction of the cost.
Preserve District has a proven track record. The vast majority
of voters have confidence in the District to spend these funds wisely
and overwhelmingly approve of the intended uses for the funds
especially protecting forests, protecting wildlife habitat, and
protecting watersheds and drinking water sources. Forest
preserves are a great investment for future generations.
Price to Pay
understand that the preservation of open space is a good investment in
our future. The $50 million bond issue will cost the average
$250,000 home about $1.83 per month, a small price to pay to purchase
and protect open space and natural lands in their communities.
Open space can help keep property taxes from going up because
increased development leads to increased demand for government
services such as schools, roads and infrastructure.