Expect the mayors to be more concerned about their governmental bodies than the well being of their constituents. Ridding business of this burden would help bring back prosperity to the private sector. Right now prosperity is pretty much limited to government.
How to "pay for it?" How about making government smaller? How about getting government employee contributions to their pensions and health care in light with the contribution share in the private sector?
Labor costs, more specifically, labor benefits costs, are the main force that has been driving up the cost of government for decades. Until these are dealt with and handled, the cost of government will continue to skyrocket and destroy local government budgets. Biggest killer has been the pensions.
(I heard the word "health savings account" mentioned in a WRJN newscast. That would be a marvelous money saver to the Racine Taxpayer and would benefit the government employees also.)