Received a direct mail postcard from Illinois REALTORS arguing against a vote for Carbondale to retain home rule. According to the orgainzation's website, it assisted in defeating 5 home rule referendums back in 2018, though it did assist in pushing through sales taxes. Appears that it does not oppose taxes, just taxes that cause its membership to have spend more time and money. Here are their reasons for opposiing home rule:
We oppose the increased debt for local governments that Home Rule allows.
We oppose higher property taxes without voter approval that comes with Home Rule.
We oppose the additional regulations, red tape and fees on real estate transactions that Home Rule authority allows.
We oppose possible new and excessive property inspections and fees which Home Rule authority can impose.