The Racine Taxpayers Association, organized to protect the interests of Racine County Taxpayers, promotes fiscal responsibility in government through the following activities:
1. Determining cost of government through objective review of fiscal records and consultation with government officials
2. Critically analyzing policies, programs, practices, and proposals in an effort to identify such things as waste, duplication, ineffectiveness, or inefficiencies.
3. Sharing with public officials our compliments for wise spending or our concerns with suspect expenditures coupled with recommendations for improvement.
4. Publicly endorsing sound fiscal practices and policies or publicly describing wasteful spending.In other words, we objectively review government projects in order to publicly support those that are cost justified and criticize those that are not.
We have several meetings during the month, held at various locations, depending on the type of event.
Member meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.
Then we will have various other meeting with government officials, or whomever, at times and locations as suits the event. Watch the Journal Times events calendar for specific times and places. Or this website.
To get exact locations, times and what is on the agenda, email us at email@example.com.
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If you decide to join the RTA, in addition to the meetings, which are free and open to anyone who wants to attend, whether a member or not, you will receive a monthly newsletter. You will also be elegible to vote on various issues that come before the membership.
As a RTA member you would also be elgible to become a board member or hold an office within the Racine Taxpayers Association.
If you agree with our goals, I encourage you tojoin usin our endeavors. Membership is only $25.00 per year.
The Racine Taxpayers Association has been in operation since 1948. And during that time, almost without exception, it has been the only watchdog group for taxpayers dedicated to Racine County.
Other groups have come along from time to time—currently the TEA Partiers are rasing some hell with big spending politicians—but generally it has only been the Racine Taxpayers Association diligently pursuing fiscal responsibility in government, now starting its seventh decade.