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Village of Palatine Passes Local Cap and Trade Ordinance

December 16, 2010
Village of Palatine Passes Local Cap and Trade Ordinance
Palatine Tea Party
by Craig Mijares

(Palatine, IL) – The Palatine Village Council is following in the footsteps of the Obama Administration moving his progressive agenda forward at the local level. On December 13, 2010 the village council unanimously passed its own version of Cap and Trade Ordinance without the “trade“. This would generate an additional $900,000 to offset the Village of Palatine’s 2011 budget shortfall. This “new” Electric Utility Tax is based upon consumption of electricity. The taxes are collected by the utility company and remitted to the Village. Those using less electricity will pay less. Village officials have said, “see an electricity tax as a stable source of revenue even in poor economic climates”.

It appears the electric company will invoice this additional tax, collect the tax, remit the tax back to the Village and perform all the additional recordkeeping involved with this type of arrangement. Unless ComEd is performing all these additional administrative services without a fee, the taxpayer will somehow be stuck with the cost as well. Either the Village will pay this new fee to ComEd at the cost to the taxpayer or ComEd will somehow pass the cost onto the consumer (also the taxpayer).

Those on social security received no COLA increase and this “new” Electric Utility Tax will impact everyone that uses electric. Those hit the hardest will include those on fixed incomes, unemployed and low income families.

Click here to download Palatine Tea Party’s press release.

Click here to download Village of Palatine 2011 budget.


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5 Responses to "Village of Palatine Passes Local Cap and Trade Ordinance"


  1. Comment by carson lauffer on December 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

    Palatine looks like a good village to avoid at all costs. I not only will never live there. I won’t shop there and I’ll tell my friends to avoid to nuthatch as well.

  2. Comment by D Sipola on December 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm said:

    Unfortunately I do live here. Our house is up for sale but no one wants to buy here. Now I see why. The school taxes were bad enough, now this. Strong armed into giving money we don’t have because of unemployment.

  3. Comment by Communist on December 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm said:

    Palatine is another Cook County pit. We’ll look to invest and spend time someplace else. We can vote with our dollars, –you folks are liars thieves and crooks.

  4. Comment by Rob on December 17, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

    Where do you think a COLA adjustment for those living on Social Security is going to come from? A tax increase of course. Get your priorities straight!

  5. Comment by MIKE on December 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm said:

    what would happen ,if every property owner said we are going to pay ten percent of our property tax bill and thats all ,that is you new budget make the neccery cuts because that is all you are going to get from now on ,????