By Ulysses S. Arn -
DIXON - Early Saturday morning "We are Dixon," the group behind the effort to pass a one percent sales tax increase in Lee County, held a small rally along Dixon's riverfront in front of a statue of the city's favorite son, Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Dixon police chief Danny Langloss and Dixon Main Street executive director Josh Albrecht spoke to supporters of the tax increase for about 15 minutes, focusing mainly on the planned $10-15 million sports complex that the Dixon School District plans to build with the expected $1.2 million in annual revenue the tax would bring. They touted the sports complex and the county wide tax increase to pay for it (and building repairs for the other Lee county school districts) as a quality of life issue. Yet at no point during this brief rally was a very important subject touched on by the proponents of the tax increase - that being the taxpayers.
Thankfully for the taxpayers of Lee County someone was at this rally who had their best interest(and wallets) in mind, me.