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Re: “Rahm's Marriott/DePaul deal zooms through the zoning committee

Jimbo108 is right. What's the purpose of having a city council...if 40+ of them are willing to let the mayor use a sneaky procedure to bypass discussion of the use of over $55 million in public tax money to build a stadium for a private school that was offered free use of the United Center? Make fun of these aldermen all you want but your ward's streets have just as many potholes and the same understaffed police force and your ward's schools are facing the same financial problems. $55 million for a pet project here, $5-10 billion lost on the parking meter deal, tens of billions in pension obligations and Chicago's credit ratings keep getting lowered making it more expensive to run the city but these fiscally responsible aldermen are the ones you're laughing at?

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Posted by Rolly on 05/08/2014 at 4:39 AM

Re: “Alderman Moore, I Think This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful Partnership

For starters there is no way a ward's streets could be fixed for $1.3 million/year. Each speed bump in your alley costs the alderman $3k in menu money. The mayor controls the real purse strings that fix your ward. If Daley hadn't been funneling all of our tax money out of the system for the last 20 years we would have money to fill the pot-holes.

Moore was against foie gras because animals are abused to produce it. Should he also allow child abuse because some find it acceptable?

And as for reducing the number of alderman from 50 to 25? First off, the Illinois General Assembly would have to pass that law, not Rahm. And if Rahm were serious about that proposal, rather than just playing politics with the aldermen, he would have suggested that aldermen become legislators instead of pot-hole fillers and parking permit sellers. That's what aldermen do in major US cities with 10 or 15 people on the city council, they legislate.

Posted by Rolly on 04/28/2011 at 12:26 PM

Re: “The Untouchables

50,000 people in a ward - X% children - Y% not registered to vote - Z% inacessible multi-family dwellings/high-rises - XX% signatures unable to obtain gathering signatures in snowstorms - YY% registered voters no longer at the listed address - ZZ% people who sign the petition but don't live in the ward - ....

Collecting valid signatures is a much more difficult task than it would seem.

Posted by Rolly on 03/19/2010 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Who’ll Be the Bad Guy Now?

Big Steve, the article mentions nothing about Waguespack backing down.

Posted by Rolly on 08/13/2009 at 3:47 AM

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