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