The League of Progressive Seniors is planning a meeting to talk about revenue options that will protect our services.

Friday, January 26 at Noon
Knickerbocker Hotel
(1028 East Juneau Ave.)
Lunch  is available to participants.

We are inviting representatives of the groups fighting to protect their services. Everyone is now pitted against each other by this constant threat of funding cuts. We will work together to develop a set of revenue options that we can bring to the County Government. It is time to focus on the core issue - the erosion of financial support for County government programs and services. We look forward to working with you on this vital issue.
This fall, the County Executive announced that County Senior Centers would have to cut services. People organized and protested these cuts. The County Board and the County Executive debated whose fault it was but the cuts were stopped. Then, the County Executive announced that the Homeless Shelters would have to be cut back. Homeless people, Street Angels, Shelter staff and concerned citizens organized and protested. The County Board and the County Executive argued about who should be blamed. Luckily, the cuts were stopped. Now the County Executive has announced that the Lincoln Park Aquatics Center will have to be closed. People are organizing to fight the closure. The County Executive has sent out a letter to residents explaining how this is all the fault of the County Board. It is a political version of Ground Hog Day. County leaders are bickering while vital community services are at risk. Enough already!

We will send out information on what other communities are doing to raise revenue in the coming weeks to prepare for our discussion. 

Thanks and we'll see you on Jan 26.