As most everyone is aware by now, the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce “RVCC” is attempting to establish a Special Service Area (“SSA”) in Roscoe Village. SSAs are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous states.
Back in October of 2014, RVN was contacted by RVCC about their plan to pursue an SSA in Roscoe Village and RVN supported RVCC’s effort to move forward with the application proces. Click here to read the letter. Since that time RVCC has been following the steps for establishment and are now in the process of gathering the required 20% of affected property owners’ signatures of support.
RVN is remaining neutral, and neither coming out in support nor against the establishment of an SSA in Roscoe Village. Our primary concern is that there is transparency into the process that our members are well informed and receiving accurate information, particulary those affected by the additional tax.
In order to provide a convenient location to access all of the information on the Proposed Roscoe Village SSA, RVN has collected the following web links.
Click here for information from the City of Chicago regarding the SSA program.
Click here for information provided by RVCC on the proposed SSA.
Click here for the slidedeck from the community meeting RVCC presented in April & May 2015.