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Grassroots Collaborative Responds to Mayor Emanuel’s Budget Address


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Grassroots Collaborative Responds to Mayor Emanuel’s Budget Address

GRASSROOTS COLLABORATIVE

CHICAGO - This morning Mayor Emanuel delivered his first budget address since being forced into a runoff election. Emanuel laid out various taxes, fees and fines to address the city’s budget deficit, with a focus on a property tax increase. The Mayor estimated 1 out of 4 dollars of his proposed property tax increase would come from the central business district. This is the right direction. For Chicago to be financial sound we need to put a greater burden on downtown and commercial interests, a group that has not had to pay their fair share in previous Chicago budgets.