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Matt O'Shea is trying to make a money grab. O'Shea is proposing an SSA (Special Tax) on 111th st from Sacramento to Central Park. Eventually, they are going to expand the SSA to Pulaski and pick up the condos near 108th and the Ford dealer at 114th as well as everything at 103rd and Kedzie. The way it is right now, the tax is going to be a 8.5% surcharge on all tax bills, that will eventually increase to about 20%. This is going to affect mainly the local businesses but so what. Many of them are barely making it now.
Matt says the money is going to be used for beautification of 111th st. Thats bullshit. Most of the money is going to be used to bail out the 111th Kedzie TIF which is under water due to mismanagement.
There is a meeting Wednesday night June 6 at St Xavier, 6 PM to 8PM. We are trying to get as many people there as possible. If you can get the word out, it would be great. All we are doing is trying to protect the neighborhood from any more acts of incompetence. No more Borders Books, no more TIF's.