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Chicago Address Budget Shortfall By Taxing Condos For Services They Don’t Receive

Chicago will be eliminating a $75/unit rebate given to condominiums of 5 or more units in their 2012 budget. This rebate was started in 1984 because the city taxes these condominiums yet they do not provide any garbage service to them.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicates:

Eliminating this garbage rebate for condominium owners, a step also recommended by the city’s inspector general, is the fair and honest thing to do for Chicagoans.

Seriously – how is charging money for nothing exactly fair and honest? Let’s see – you pay me taxes, and I’ll refuse to provide the services you pay for. Sounds like Mayor Emanuel has no idea what the words “fair” nor “honest” mean. Perhaps we should send him a dictionary – or emails with online links to the true meaning of those words.

One response to “Chicago Address Budget Shortfall By Taxing Condos For Services They Don’t Receive

  1. Kim 2 November, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Here is a petition opposing the elimination of the refuse rebate. the more signatures we obtain the more the general public can be heard. Please sign and pass to anywhere you can think of . Every condominium association, your aldermans office etc…

    http://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-city-of-chicago-eliminate-the-condo-refuse-rebate-portion-of-your-2012-budget-proposal

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