All Hail Toni!
Shifting the unpopular taxes so she can be the hero....like Rahm and Shortshanks used to do:
- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will nix her 3 percent amusement tax proposal and instead push for a 1 percent hotel tax, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin said Thursday.
A 1 percent hike would spike Chicago’s hotel tax to 17.4 percent. And although not yet formally proposed, some hotel representatives are concerned a hike would affect the city’s ability to land conventions.
Suffredin said Finance Committee Chairman John Daley, D-Chicago, invited him to a meeting with Preckwinkle Thursday morning in which she discussed the 1 percent hotel tax, Suffredin said. He called it a “change in direction.”
Of course, when it finally becomes public knowledge that the upcoming Convention Season is going to be one of the worst in recent memory, Toni will have to come up with some sort of hike in fines, fees or taxes to cover the shortfall from this fantasy revenue stream.