Go ahead and make it even harder for business to be downtown, and in a few years, you'll be wondering why there is nothing left downtown.
All governments want to do is tax tax tax, but when all of the jobs, business and industires are gone, they can't figure out why they have no tax revenue.
If I had a business downtown and they wanted to tax me even more, I'd pack my stuff up and move outside of the city limits, and then pay only county taxes, the heck with the city. Things like this is why i REFUSE to live inside the city/town limits of any city/town ever again.
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