Transportation Taxes – Eliminate Reduced Rate City Sticker for Seniors
|Savings: $7.6 million|
|Proponents might argue that it is unfair to provide seniors with this benefit and not other residents. Of all age groups nationally and in Illinois, seniors are the least likely to be in poverty. Thus, a proponent might argue that they are least in need of this assistance.||Opponents might argue that seniors often live on fixed-incomes and cannot afford to pay an increased vehicle tax.|
- How many reduced fee City stickers were sold in each of the last three years?
- How many reduced fee City stickers were for large passenger vehicles?
|Fund: Vehicle Fund, 0300||Type of Revenue: Vehicle Tax|
|The appropriation is located on page 19 of the 2011 Annual Appropriation Ordinance. http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/obm/supp_info/2011BudgetOrdinance.pdf|
 City of Chicago. Office of the City Clerk. “Vehicle Stickers”. http://www.chicityclerk.com/licenses/citystickers.html
 City of Chicago. “2011 Annual Appropriation Ordinance.” pg. 19 http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/obm/supp_info/2011BudgetOrdinance.pdf
 City of Chicago. Municipal Code. Section 3-56-050
 City of Chicago. Office of the City Clerk. “City Clerk’s Office Now Accepting Entries for the 2012 – 2013 Vehicle Sticker Art Contest.” September 15, 2011. http://www.chicityclerk.com/news_articles/2011/sept/Art_Contest_OpenSept2011.pdf
 U.S. Census Bureau. 2010 Census. Geography: Chicago (city). Population: Tenure, Household Size, and Age of Householder. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
 Kaiser Family Foundation. “Poverty Rate by Age.” Statistics are as of 2008. http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparebar.jsp?ind=10&cat=1
 City of Chicago. Office of the City Clerk. “Vehicle Sticker Pricing.” http://www.chicityclerk.com/licenses/VehicleStickerPricing.pdf