Naperville Area News

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8/17/2015 Current
From Nicki Anderson: Naperville City Council, New Local Sales Tax

IMG_6469Dear Members,

I wanted to share an update from last week’s meeting regarding sales tax.

Tomorrow the Chamber's Board of Directors will meet and discuss the proposed Home Rule Sales Tax. Once the Board has reached a  formal position, we will be releasing that information to you, our Members, the press and the City Council.

As a reminder, the City of Naperville is proposing a 1% sales tax to help offset debt and to payback reserves that have been spent down. Although this sounds like a logical solution, historically the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce does not support a sales tax increase as it’s presented.

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is a pro-business organization. Our job/my job is to make sure that we’re doing all we can to help our businesses thrive.

Currently, the City of Naperville does not have an additional sales tax (beyond the 7.25), something we are proud of and allows us to be competitive. Surrounding communities have a 1% or 1.25% additional sales tax. Adding a 1% sales tax would make us less competitive, not more competitive as some have asserted.

I ask you that check out the City of Naperville website, for a brief overview of what they are proposing. http://www.naperville.il.us/budget.aspx    Feel free to send your thoughts to the City Council to let your voice be heard. Here is access to the Council’s email,  http://www.naperville.il.us/council.aspx

The meeting to vote on this sales tax will take place tomorrow, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. at  the City of Naperville Municipal Building. We hope you can attend. If you’re interested in speaking, you’ll need to be there by 6:30 to sign up. 

As a pro-business  organization,  I ask that you consider being part of this conversation and let your voice be heard, or bring your questions.

Feel free to reach out to me, nanderson@naperville.net with any questions, concerns or comments you may have.

See you tomorrow night.

 

NickiAnderson
Nicki Anderson
President & CEO
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
D: (630) 544-3382
E:
nanderson@naperville.net

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