Chicago’s 21st Century Solutions The Non-Resident Employee Fee
“The following is a public policy analysis originally created in 2015 to increase funding for expanding city services. “
The City of Chicago was built on the needs of transportation. From the fur traders to the steam engines and the industrial revolution, it is a hub of movement. The mobility and growth of Chicago has and will continue to be built on modes of transportation. This transportation is a viable income for the city and all who utilize the city. It is provided through Chicago’s “Right of Way”. A Right of Way is the “privilege to pass over the land of another, whereby the holder of the easement acquires only a reasonable and usual enjoyment of the property, and the owner of the land retains the benefits and privileges of ownership consistent with the easement” (Farlex). The City of Chicago creates a business hub for all to prosper through the unspoken right of way benefited by all in the city, resident or non-resident. The right of way is maintained by City services including road repair, emergency services, sanitation, health services and more. As these service costs increase the City’s budget must expand to cover these costs. Non-resident employees must invest where they are vested, Chicago. A Non-Resident Employee Fee can increase Chicagoan employment, decrease budgetary focus in City departments and create new jobs. This policy analysis paper is to provide a comprehensive and organized argument justifying the recommendation for Chicago to implement a new fee.
The recommendation will be supported with data on Chicago’s employment inequity and increased budgetary expansion for “right of way” expenses. This analysis is an original presentation with several comparisons to tax implementation in world-wide cities.
Please find the document here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e-7ltpwkmqputhF5xEvylsfWzbEta2BJkmD2m92hgMI/edit?usp=sharing or on the People’s Policy Page.