Naperville Chamber of Commerce provides update on Home Rule Sales Tax
Nicki Anderson of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday provided an update on last week's meeting concerning the Home Rule Sales Tax.
Anderson said the chamber would release information regarding Tuesday's chamber board of directors' meeting regarding the sales tax.
The City of Naperville is proposing a one percent sales tax to help offset debt and to pay back reserves that have been spent down.
"Although this sounds like a logical solution, historically the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce does not support a sales tax increase as it’s presented," Anderson said.
To date, Naperville does not have an additional sales tax, beyond 7.25 percent. Surrounding communities have a one or 1.25 percent additional sales tax.
"Adding a one percent sales tax would make us less competitive, not more competitive as some have asserted," Anderson said.
The City of Naperville is governed by Mayor A. George Pradel and eight City Council members. Current members are Judy Brodhead, Steve Chirico, Robert W. Fieseler, Paul Hinterlong, Douglas Krause, Joseph J. McElroy, Kenn Miller and Grant E. Wehrli. City Hall office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.