Judge LeRoy Martin, Jr. will hear arguments today on Riverside-Brookfield’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Anthony Peraica, former Cook County Commissioner and concerned taxpayer in Riverside-Brookfield, and Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”) one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America.
The suit challenges the electioneering activities used by Riverside-Brookfield School District 208 school board in its unsuccessful attempt to have the voters approve a property tax increase referendum on April 5, 2011.
“The school board wants the case thrown out, but we want to enforce our right to be free from the board’s illegal electioneering”, stated Andrew B. Spiegel, who is representing the plaintiffs in this case.
“Board members can’t abuse the public trust and misuse taxpayers’ resources to advance their own agenda. We intend to hold the board accountable for their bad acts and ensure that they respect their role to serve the taxpayers of the Riverside-Brookfield School District.”
The hearing will be held 3pm today Friday, March 2, 2012 in Room 2008 of the Daley Center.