Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) wants a new permit for all moving and delivery vehicles in the City. The fee structure would be broken down into two categories. A permit to park and load merchandise anywhere in the city would cost $20 a day, $20 a month, and $1,000 a year. A permit for vehicles that park outside the City’s central business district would cost $4 a day, $20 a month, $200 a year.
An ordinance introduced by City Clerk Susana Mendoza would offer a new all-zone parking pass for Realtors. The special city sticker would give licensed Realtors the ability to park in any residential parking zone during business hours (9 a.m.-9 p.m.). They would still be barred from parking near a sports stadium on game days or other special events. Realtors living in Chicago could get an annual sticker for $500. Those who commute into the city would have to pay an additional $200. In order to qualify for the pass, an applicant can’t have any outstanding debt owed to the city.
On the cost saving side, Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) introduced an ordinance calling for a pay cut for City employees making $100,000 or more a year, contingent on the approval of Mayor Emanuel’s proposed property tax increase. According to the example provided in the ordinance, if there is a 0.8% property tax increase, an employee making an annual salary of $100,000 would see a $8,000 reduction in pay. When we tweeted out the ordinance, Finance Committee Legislative Analyst Chris Lentino, tweeted back: “Aldermanic salary dictated by State Law. Aldermen can opt to reduce salary by Municipal Law on individual basis, though” and referred Rosa to Municipal Code (65 ILCS 20/21-7) “…and his salary shall not be increased or diminished during his term of office.” Aldermanic salaries for FY 2015 range between $105,939 and $117,333.