Westmont eyes restaurant tax as latest revenue boost, response to repeal of home rule
Proposed 1.5 percent tax is latest response to repeal of home rule
WESTMONT – The village of Westmont is considering a restaurant tax officials say would put the burden of a budget crunch on nonresidents.
Local restaurant owners are concerned the proposed 1.5 percent tax would put them at a disadvantage to surrounding communities that do not impose an eating tax. It also could stunt growth they’ve had since the downturn in the economy, they say.
On Thursday, the Westmont Village Board will discuss the proposed tax during a committee of the whole meeting. Westmont restaurant owners are expected to speak out on the proposed tax, which is expected to come to a formal vote during Tuesday’s regular meeting.
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