Sunday, September 06, 2015

And Another Amnesty

If you have numerous tickets and hold out paying indefinitely, you might just score a bargain:
  • Faced with pushing through City Council a massive property tax increase and other fees as part of a 2016 budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to slightly soften that politically difficult package by offering an amnesty program for people who have unpaid tickets and back taxes they owe the city.

    Under the program announced Friday, people or businesses with parking tickets and other vehicle violations and back taxes issued before 2012 would be eligible for amnesty. Emanuel's office said applicants will not have to pay any late fees or fines added on qualifying unpaid debts between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15.

    The city offered similar amnesty programs in 2002, 2005 and 2008, which city spokeswoman Molly Poppe said each brought in $7 million to $9 million. So it isn't likely such a program will now raise enough to significantly reduce a property tax increase of between $450 million and $550 million that Emanuel is expected to call for under the budget.
But it makes Rahm look like a benevolent dictator instead of a raging asshole, so there's the payoff.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure does make him look like a benevolent master. Except of course that he's sticking the tax payer with the real estate tax increase, and giving the dead-beats a break on their penalty. That works out great for half the city.

9/06/2015 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's fucking bullshit!
The same people that DON'T pay property taxes are the same people that DON'T pay for anything else!!!

9/06/2015 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$7 million. Big deal. How about kicking the illegals off of welfare and food stamps in Illinois? That will save a heck of a lot more than $7 million. Not to mention lower the crime rate.

9/06/2015 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's problem stems from never suffering real,
skin-off-his-own-ass consequences for the way he plays.

He seems to have been the kind of little disturbed fuck who
would piss on the back of another guy's shoes for using HIS
favorite urinal in the boy's room.

>Little shit-ass running to hide behind the principal's skirt
because he knows that she doesn't believe her "Little Rahmmie"
would commit souch a breach of etiquette and even if he did, why
the "older boys" would want to whip the ever-loving shit out of him<

Rahm doing the thumb to nose "NYAH-NYAH!" from behind the principal's skirt.

And Rahm does that shit as an adult...

And you wonder why his school records and
other such sources of insight into his deeply fucked-up
come-up are under seal/hidden from view.

The public was intentionally blocked from doing due diligence
but he was such a miserable, obviously medicated rotter as an
adult, you have a long unbroken skein of unhinged behavior you
can point to as his default setting.

Shit-Ass being a shitty ass...

No wonder he eschews proximity with
real, tough, old-school men who know
What it's like to fight and sweat for something.

9/06/2015 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city wants to pull in more revenue, how about enforcing some of its ordinances. Address numbers are required on every garage and residence. Start writing those tickets.

9/06/2015 06:54:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Rahm does have a raging asshole.

From one who knows.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

9/06/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on a Spanish language radio station that mobile street venders licences will be REDUCED, if I remember correctly, from $165 per year down to $100 EVERY 2 YEARS. RobertoM Maldonado was praising it. Distribuition of wealth.

9/06/2015 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Have a printed wall of shame, all those dead beats, print them and then let the folks know there the reason why. Could be fun

9/06/2015 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you reward the people who haven't paid their tickets or taxes while raising property taxes for the citizens who follow the rules. Typical

9/06/2015 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amnesty for deadbeats and scofflaws?

Exactly the wrong thing to do.

Remember, law-abiding working person, you will have to make up the difference. You pay.

9/06/2015 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The law of diminishing returns is an economic principle stating that as investment in a particular area increases, the rate of profit from that investment, after a certain point, cannot continue to increase if other variables remain at a constant. As investment continues past that point, the return diminishes progressively. Maybe it's time to look at lowering the taxes and fines to amounts that are more profitable. The current state of things encourages people to go to Indiana and other counties for goods and people wait on these amnesties to pay their tickets.

9/06/2015 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too late for the a$$whipe at 019 with the Corvette that got booted over 10g in Rear/Front Tickets.

9/06/2015 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From your friendly neighborhood Guy on a Bike from Finance.

FYI and a warning.

Management is pushing for a quota from PEA's for the City. Right now..just like the CPD, quota's are not allowed per the terms of the Contract...and under state law.

But they are attempting to motivate the Dogs in our department. They are pushing for a 6 per hour Minimum.

Now most of you OTJ Hard Chargers are probably saying right now...6 per hour? That isn't hard to do.

And you would be right.

But guess what starts to get written every day instead of "When Obvious and Excessive?"

12 inches from the curb
Improper Display of City Sticker
Any type of Foreign Object on the License Plate
Park/Stand on Parkway: 1 wheel only...instead of Blatant and Obvious and Excessive

Last week...the 1st through the 4th: I wrote just over 500 tickets. That was restricted to the basics....Street Cleaning, Rush Hour, Truck Tickets, Residential Parking Permit tickets, Time Restrictions, Expired Plates and Tow Zones. Nothing nit-picky.

Oh...I was in 1711 and 1712 for 90% of the week..

And if someone can get me the phone number of that exceptionally pretty Female Cop on a bike that was doing street cleaning in 1712 last week....I'll never ticket your car again.

9/06/2015 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh..Drew from Finance...that guy on the bike with the yellow/black jacket or the tactical vest.

I don't have a problem with an amnesty.... should be only for tickets issued before 2005. Ten years or Less. That should be the statute...

And the Boot threshold should be changed as well.

No plates? Boot
300 or more over 60 days? Boot

Oh by the way....You boys and girls in Blue?

You got better things to do than be writing parking tickets. At least if you are really short on manpower in the "Safe Districts" and understaffed city wide on the whole.

I should never see a Cop in 019, 020, 024, 016, 017, 014 or 018 writing for Street Cleaning or Rush Hour or 9-64-100G.

And seeing Cops write Expired Meter Tickets in 018 buy Chestnut and Michigan is always a screaming recommendation of the "we don't have enough cops on the street" statement SCC.

I should point an employee of the Department of Finance, I have access to certain records.

There are 10,670 individuals with the Job Title of Police Officer as of this day. 924 are Police Officer (Assigned As ....)

There are 13,976 employees of the Chicago Police Department as of this day.

6 Chiefs
18 Deputy Chiefs
36 Commanders
32 Captains
194 Lt's
1138 Sgt's

Thats 9746 Blue Shirts Not in units like Marine or Mounted or Helicopter pilot or Canine or ET or Dic.

The Special Unit Cops don't count IMO. You don't drive a squad car with a 001 through 025're not a Blue Shirt anymore. Less than a special units. There are not enough Blue Shirts for y'all to be out writing parkers..


9/06/2015 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what you get when you balance the city budget on "projected income". A mad dash to collect pennies on the dollar for things that shouldn't even be calculated into a budget.

9/06/2015 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.5 billion owe by scofflaws to the city redlights parking etc what is the city looking for more money

9/06/2015 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be an amnesty for VRI activity?

9/06/2015 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not give every citizen permanent amnesty.... sorta like the permanent amnesty all the corrupt, thieving politicians who have stolen our pension get.

9/06/2015 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, the cities current collection models are costing more to enforce. Amnesty makes sense.

(Remember SERCO gets paid at least twice what it pays each employee hourly to write tickets) So if it pays $10/hr they probably get paid $20/hr by the city and pocket the rest, plus those contractors can't have any municipal debt. (Or be on a payment plan)

9/06/2015 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might as well offer an amnesty on the fines on parking tickets. Get what you can out of it. The fines are oppresive and ridiculous. An expired parking meter is $100. That's a day's pay for a lot of people. Then if you don't respond within a set number of days of being "notified: (when the City says they notified you but you didn't respond) the fees are tacked on.

OK, so may the person owes you $500 for a parking ticket, lates fees and fines. Put out an amnesty and at least you will get the $100. You are never going to get the rest of it.

9/06/2015 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) top cops talk about anti-police bias live hmm Gary oh Gary anything to say? Why are you not here? Would it make you "sick to your stomach" as you said about copper telling truth about thug mike brown?

9/06/2015 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My next door neighbor owns a drywall Company,He makes more than 100,000 a year,He is An Illegal Alien that doesn't pay taxes.

9/08/2015 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahms ok we have to get the money from somewhere.

9/08/2015 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You finance guys need to realize that you are not the police. Quit trying to act like it and look like it. I saved two of ya's from an ass beating already this summer because you try pushing authority that you don't have. I had one where a bus driver (not cta) pulled over due to a passenger getting sick. Rev. guy dressed like revenue swat starts writing him up and a passersby on foot warns the bus driver. This asshole orders the passersby to turn and get against the wall to be searched! I pull up when the guy got in the rev.'s face and probably would have beat the shit out of him. FYI- there is a war on the police, you are not armed nor do u have the right to act as the police. Would you wear a deer costume in the woods during hunting season? Stick with the meter maid costume pal

9/08/2015 02:29:00 AM  

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