Ben Franklin of Philadelphia said death and taxes are inevitable, but he never said it’s inevitable to be taxed to death.
For Immediate Release
Sunday, July 31, 2016
CHICAGO – On the eve of the August 1st deadline to pay property tax bills, Pat Quinn was joined by taxpayers at a Southwest Side home to call for fundamental structural change in the Office of Chicago Mayor by imposing term limits through voter referendum.
Using an ironing board as a petition-signing station, Quinn invited taxpayers to sign the Take Charge Chicago petition.
“Homeowners on this modest block and all across the city were hammered by City Hall’s recent $588 million property tax increase, the largest property tax hike in Chicago history,” Quinn said.
The second Take Charge Chicago referendum would create an elected Consumer Advocate for taxpayers to take on unfairness in the property tax system.
Chicago is the only city among the nation’s ten largest without mayoral term limits. New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Philadelphia all have term limits on their mayor.