Ald. Scott Waguespack (32), who chairs the City Council Committee on Finance, led the committee meeting on Wednesday and voted in favor of the proposed property tax increase.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed $94 million property tax increase, a critical component of her 2021 budget plan, gained enough support on Wednesday to pass out of committee, putting it on course for a vote by the full City Council  on Monday. Support for the property tax hike (O2020-5747) came just one day after aldermen took turns telling city budget officials to find other ideas to raise revenue.

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