Wake up, taxpayers/voters of Lansing to the real reason why the village continues to struggle (businesses and homeowners leaving, houses remain empty or on market, and no influx of young families, the lifeblood of a community). Just look at your tax bill.
School District 158 is the largest taxing body by far, equaling 37.2 percent of your total tax bill and the School Board majority continues to want more because they have already wasted their $25 million piggy bank.
Ask the School Board majority what cuts, pay freezes, increases in employee contributions have been made before asking for more money.
District 158 has built three new schools and is one of the highest paying districts in the area. The majority continues to want more money from you, increasing the tax levy … increase the tax levy 6 percent this month.
This most likely will be the final nail, doing irreversible damage to Lansing.
- Bruce Fredbloom, Lansing