Westmont OKs 1.5 percent eating tax
Tax applies to designated ‘places of eating,’ kicks in Sept. 1
WESTMONT – In a 5 to 1 vote Monday, the Westmont Village Board voted to implement a 1.5 percent restaurant tax in a move village officials say will help erase a $3 million revenue loss and fund road repairs.
The vote came after the tax was proposed and discussed during a committee of the whole meeting Thursday. At that meeting, several restaurant owners spoke against the eating tax.
Restaurant owners have said the tax would put them at a disadvantage to surrounding communities that do not impose an eating tax and could stunt any growth they’ve had since the downturn in the economy. The opposition continued Monday, with five business owners speaking during public comment.
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