Naperville councilman targets real estate taxes
Kevin Coyne says property owners in Naperville carry too much of the tax burden.
“In my opinion, there is no more damaging tax than the real estate tax,” Coyne, a first-term councilman, said. “Our high real estate taxes hinder our ability to compete, they are stifling to our real estate market, and they punish our seniors. I am fully committed to doing whatever it takes to reduce our real estate tax levy in coming years.”
Coyne, who is running for re-election, has been a Naperville resident for 16 years, and has served on the planning and zoning commission and the fair housing commission. He has been practicing law in the city since 2001.
“In my first year on council, we were able to reduce our tax levy substantially,” Coyne said. “It will be my goal to make the annual reduction of our tax levy as a priority one item."
Naperville’s consolidated primary election is scheduled for Feb. 28. If more than four candidates file for each position, the election will be rescheduled for April 4.