so i have an idea. two problems with one stone. in chicago, and elsewhere too probably. get rid of all the little taxes/fees and get more affordable housing built, all by making the property tax structure more progressive. it is these fees and crap that help to deter folks from living here, while avoidable taxes decrease business. a more progressive property tax, done well, should shift housing construction and renovation from upper-income to more middle and lower-income dwellings. something most of us claim to want.