What seemed like an easy way for some towns to generate new revenue, is now catching the attention of local residents who are discovering the truth and taking a stand against additional taxes & government regulation.
Evanston knocks down rental unit licensing
On Monday, Oct. 8 about 200 REALTORS and landlords packed Evanston City Hall to oppose the City’s proposed Rental Unit Licensing Ordinance. The large crowd overfilled the Council Chambers and spilled out into the ante-chamber, prompting an announcement from the Fire Chief to ensure a clear pathway to the exits. One after another, REALTORS and landlords testified against the ordinance. Some opposed the ordinance outright as an unnecessary, duplicative regulation, while others pointed out fundamental flaws with the ordinance. Ultimately, and with little discussion, the Evanston City Council voted 8 to zero to not move forward with the ordinance.
The Skokie Review covers Landlord-Tenant Advisory Council meeting: