Progressive Aldermen Offer ‘Amazon Tax,’ Other Budget Amendments

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CHICAGO (CBS) ā€” A group of progressive aldermen is proposing a handful of changes to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget plan for 2021, including a so-called "Amazon Tax" aimed at large logistics companies, but their proposals are unlikely to get a debate before the City Council votes on the budget.

The aldermen also are proposing to shut down a smattering of special taxing districts earlier than planned to return more property tax revenue to the city and other government bodies in Cook County, to transfer funds out of the Chicago Police Department to pay for a new mental health mobile crisis response program within the Chicago Department of Public Health, and to require CPD to vacate its infamous Homan Square facility on the West Side.

Read more at CBS Chicago

via Chicago, IL Patch

November 16, 2020 at 08:02PM

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