Since you asked: They did not vote yet, but it looks like the three thinking that voting yes now will solve something that it won't for 4 years are:In the village of Antioch it looks as if when your a developer and you come to town ,money talks and bulls*** walks. Now lets see who were the three yea votes?
And of course, Heroner the Mayor.
Wolczyz no longer appears to be in touch with his campaign promises. Not looking beyond the smoke and mirrors being held before him. Thinking that a yes vote now is more important than a yes vote later, even though there would likely be no difference other than $13 million extra dumped on shoppers.
Crosby made a good point the other night. This is not a "voluntary tax" as the Mayor likes to claim. It is a hidden tax that 95% of the shoppers going there will not even realize they are being smashed with. He also made the point that if taxes get too high, shoppers will go across the border where the rate will be 3% less (and probably even more if the state gets their way with even more sales taxes). He also challenged the developers to explain why 1% now is fine, when they said earlier that a 1% tax premium for the 100% benefit of the Village he suggested in 2007 was dismissed then as "impossible because merchants would never sign contracts, being afraid the 1% would drive shoppers away" Not surprisingly, the developers failed to respond to that point.