Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tax Increase for CIB Bailout Moves To Council

Thanks to Advance Indiana for the word that Proposal 2009, 285, will be introduced at the July 20 City-Council meeting. Prop 285 will ask that the Marion County hotel tax be increased by one percentage point and that the proceeds of the increase be directed to the CIB for its operating expenses. The exact language is being embargoed by the Council office until noon tomorrow, in accordance with Council rules that do not allow the release of proposals until the agenda is posted.

The proposal will be sent to the Rules and Public Policy committee instead of the Municipal Corporations committee that oversees the CIB's budget and took testimony about the perceived need for a bailout a couple of months ago.

The Rules committee is chaired by Councillor Bob Lutz whose district is in Wayne Township. The committee is composed of 5 Republicans and 3 Democrats.

(R) Robert Lutz, Chair 241-4020
(R) Bob Cockrum (no published email address) 856-5549
(D) Monroe Gray 327-4242
(R) Barbara Malone 291-4359
(D) Angela Mansfield 872-3306
(R) Marilyn Pfisterer 244-7156
(R) Lincoln Plowman 557-7594
(D) Joanne Sanders 283-6040

The next scheduled meeting for the Rules committee is 5:30 pm, Tuesday, July 28, in room 260 of the City-County Building.

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