Living the Life in Lightfoot's Chicago
File for chapter 9, only way out.Pay retirees 60%.
Abolish TIF Districts!
Cut 3% cost of living increases. Close 40% of firehouses after 10pm, keep ambulances. Starting salaries of cpd/cfd cut to 45,000 with gradual raises.City trades salaries cut 25%.
Cut city trade salaries 35%
Only way out, one time hit on property tax of $2,000 per resident's. 1,195,000. Households(est)×2,000. Equals......2,390,000,000
Your dead on. I waste 3-4 hours a day of taxpayers money. I'll just sit at Bourbon street an extra hour a day.
We should do our part to help our mayor out of this financial call crisis.
Cut trades drinking time by 50%
Why is no one talking about how much revenue goes into TIF Districts? There is plenty of money repeat there is plenty of money there is plenty of money!!!!Pause funding these TIF Districts until budget balanced.
I'd say cut about 50 assistant deputy commissioners in charge of drains, alleys and streetlights. That would certainly be a good start. Actually, the problem isn't fixable. Pay and benefits far too high and not commensurate with the duties performed. Outdated union work rules. Bloated payrolls due to jobs created for the connected. Prevailing wages paid for tradesmen. It's gone on far to long and at this point it's beyond fixing.