One item Mayor Emanuel wants to change in the 2012 city budget may wind up costing you a lot more than you thought.
The mayor said Wednesday during his budget speech, he wants to increase city sticker prices by $15, but according to the Chicago Tribune, he left out an important detail.
That price is only if you drive a small vehicle weighing less than 4,000 pounds. Any vehicle weighing more than that would pay $60 more, for a total sticker price of $120.
The weight change means 184,000 more vehicles in Chicago would fall under a pricier sticker class, and that has Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza mad. She plans to fight the proposed hikes.
The mayor's office says three-quarters of city drivers won't be affected.
Emanuel expects to raise an extra $12 million for the city with the increased prices, money that will put a small dent in the city's $636 million deficit. Here's a breakout of the proposed price increases:
Vehicles under 4,000 pounds: $120
Vehicles over 4,000 pounds: $135
Pickup trucks: $200
Commercial trucks: $450