WHILE redistricting remains the hot topic as City Council returns from its legislative break today, its 17 members are expected to tackle some other big issues this fall.
Here are a few items on Council's plate as it kicks off the final session of its current term, otherwise known as the "lame-duck session."
* Taxes/jobs: Two tax proposals are expected to be unveiled today in an effort to juice business development and job creation.
Council members Bill Green and Maria Quinones-Sanchez are proposing to exempt all businesses from paying taxes on their first $100,000 in both gross-receipts and net-income taxes. The duo, who launched an effort last year to radically change the city's business-tax structure, are also seeking to change tax law so that manufacturers would not be taxed on sales outside the city limits.