Author Archives: Ron Tabaczynski

About Ron Tabaczynski

Director of Government Affairs at BOMA/Chicago

A Closer Look at the Property Tax Burden on BOMA/Chicago Buildings

At BOMA/Chicago, we’re always advocating on our members’ behalf by regularly engaging in open, productive dialogue with key stakeholders surrounding public policy and fiscal decisions aimed at fostering a thriving Chicago. While our elected officials at the local, state and federal … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Unthinkable: Workplace Violence

Part Two of a Two-Part Series By Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs In our last post regarding BOMA/Chicago’s recent Open Security Committee Meeting, we explored notable causes and warning signs associated with workplace violence. The importance of creating … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Unthinkable: Workplace Violence

Part One of a Two-Part Series By Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs Several high-profile, violent incidents across the world in recent months have put security and emergency preparedness on top of the minds for many in the commercial … Continue reading

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Lawmakers must make tough decisions to address pending fiscal crises

Despite a recent report ranking Illinois number two in the nation in business creation, it’s no secret there are looming fiscal issues on the city, county and state levels that will have a long-term impact our buildings, tenants and the … Continue reading

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One Voice, Your Voice: Rising to Defeat the Proposed Expansion of SSA #1

By Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Relations One voice in a loud, crowded room can easily be ignored. Its words and opinions can cease to be heard amongst the various other voices vying for attention. But the voice of … Continue reading

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Tax Increases are Coming & Chicago’s Economic Viability Hangs in the Balance

By Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs Chicago is facing a predicament whose resolution will surely impact office building owners. State law mandates that Chicago make a $590 million contribution to its police and fire pension funds in 2015. … Continue reading

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Partnerships with City Officials: A Key Component to Advocacy Success

By Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs Advocating on behalf of our members is one of the most important and valuable services a trade association like BOMA/Chicago provides.  Our members clearly look to us to be the voice for … Continue reading

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