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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson raises the gavel to end the city council’s meeting and his inauguration Monday, May 15, 2023, in Chicago.

Brandon Johnson

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson raises the gavel to end the city council’s meeting and his inauguration Monday, May 15, 2023, in Chicago.

City Council to hear first public comment on real estate transfer tax

Mayor Johnson hopes to add $100 million annually to programs providing services to the city’s unhoused people.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson raises the gavel to end the city council’s meeting and his inauguration Monday, May 15, 2023, in Chicago.

   

The City Council will hear public comment in the mayor’s compromise plan that details a three-tiered progressive tax structure.

Reset learns why realtors oppose this tax and whether it could actually achieve its goal of increasing revenue to dedicate to homelessness services and prevention.

GUEST: Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

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