Public Safety

Don't raise property tax for pensions

The City of Evanston has appointed a Blue Ribbon Committee to research how it came to be that the Firemen and Police Pension Fund is under-funded in excess of $140,000,000.

Ultimately the committee will offer recommendations to the City Council on what corrective actions can be taken now, and they will offer a road map of sorts to avoid the problem from re-occurring in the future.

The committee members are volunteering their time and fiscal talents to better the situation. I appreciate their service and good intentions to help solve this serious budget problem.