Three members of the Progressive Caucus voted against the Revenue Ordinance for the FY 2017 budget Monday, citing transparency concerns with the proposed Community Catalyst Fund. It was the day’s only roll call vote, and the item ultimately passed, 18-3. All other items, including the $1.35 billion property tax levy for FY2017, new parking meters and rates, and changes to the city’s plastic bag tax, also passed the committee. An expected direct introduction from Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11) loosening restrictions on flavored tobacco sales near schools was held.

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