...always a powerful tool of government. The power to re-define is the power of creation and destruction. Eminent domain law is full of these types of appropriations and taxes.
October 13, 2011|By Hal Dardick and David Heinzmann, Tribune reporter
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel trotted out his city vehicle sticker fee hike, he billed it as a modest $15 increase aimed at those who drive SUVs and trucks that cause the most damage to city streets.
What the mayor didn't highlight is a change he's pushing in how those large passenger vehicles are defined. Instead of setting the bar at 4,500 pounds, as it is now, Emanuel wants it set at 4,000 pounds