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Edgebrook VOTE NO to Higher Property Taxes proposed by the Chamber of Commerce

Anyone who owns commercial property in Edgebrook, or who is a business owner or tenant in Edgebrook, or any resident of Edgebrook that doesn't want these added property taxes pushed into the costs of your food or daycare or other services you pay in Edgebrook should read this:

The Chamber of Commerce wants to tax us more! They have applied to set up an SSA (Special Service Area) to increase the property taxes of all commercial properties along Devon, Central,...

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Anyone who owns commercial property in Edgebrook, or who is a business owner or tenant in Edgebrook, or any resident of Edgebrook that doesn't want these added property taxes pushed into the costs of your food or daycare or other services you pay in Edgebrook should read this:

The Chamber of Commerce wants to tax us more! They have applied to set up an SSA (Special Service Area) to increase the property taxes of all commercial properties along Devon, Central, Lehigh and Caldwell by up to an additional 10%! And to for this tax to be approved, they only need 20% of the property owners to agree. What's worse, if the business owners don't respond to the vote, that counts as a YES!

WE NEED TO STOP THIS TAX NOW!!

EVERYONE NEEDS TO ATTEND ONE OR BOTH OF THE MEETINGS THIS WEEK TO SAY NO!

There are two meetings to attend this week: Go to one or both of these meetings to say "NO" to the SSA:

1. Tuesday, April 17, 4:30-5:30 pm, Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, Chicago, IL (Although their mailer says there is street parking on Devon, they must not have noticed the street is undergoing a massive sewer expansion and there is no parking on Devon right now- allow extra time to find parking)

2. Wednesday, April 18, 5:30-6:30 pm, Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, Chicago, IL

Even if you are a tenant and not the property owner, an increase in property taxes may flow to you if you have a net lease.

I don't want to see more businesses leave or fail because rents need to be increased due to a tax hike like this. I don't want to have to pay more when I got out to eat or pick up my kids from daycare because the taxes get passed along to us in the end, even if you don't own commercial property!

Please forward this email to anyone you know in Edgebrook, especially business owners, property owners, shoppers in the area and concerned citizens!

Please call me with questions.

Thanks,

Tim Pomaville, Tim.Pomaville@gmail.com, 312-437-8292

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  • I'd love to hear what went on at these meetings as I was unable to attend...anybody care to share???

  • I was at both meetings. It was pretty clear from both meetings that the business land owners and business tenants don't want any new taxes. They don't believe that the services proposed here would actually decrease vacancy or increase revenue for the existing businesses. It was also clear that despite...

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    I was at both meetings. It was pretty clear from both meetings that the business land owners and business tenants don't want any new taxes. They don't believe that the services proposed here would actually decrease vacancy or increase revenue for the existing businesses. It was also clear that despite the chamber saying they mailed notices in March to all of the properties, most people had no idea there were even meetings for this until they saw it on social media. Many of the land owners and business owners still do not know and were not at the meetings.

    The best way to stop all of this now is for everyone (whether a land owner, business owner, or just a consumer that doesn't want to pay more when they buy a pizza or pay for day care in Edgebrook) to call their Alderman as well as the Alderman of the two wards in downtown Edgebrook.

    North side of Devon: Alderman Anthony Napolitano: 773-631-2459
    South side of Devon: Alderman Margaret Laurino: 773-736-5594

    Thanks,

    Tim Pomaville
    312-437-8292
    tim.pomaville@gmail.com

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