Tonight, Naperville's City Council is set to consider a plan to finance the $32 million public portion of three new parking decks that will add 1,000 spaces downtown within two years. Do you support the plan to pay for construction?
The chosen plan calls for a 1.5 percent additional downtown food and beverage tax, on top of the 1 percent food and beverage tax already in place city-wide, with the remainder of funding coming from property-tax payers. Three-quarters of the downtown restaurant owners must approve the new food and beverage tax.
Do you think this is a fair method? Should Naperville continue to offer free parking downtown? Overall, how well do you think Naperville officials are addressing the parking situation downtown?
UPDATE: Tuesday night, the council decided it needed more information and tabled the issue until February.