On Friday the City Council’s finance committee approved a proposed Walmart for the south-side neighborhood of Chatham, but not before some aldermen questioned whether the big-box retailer will live up to promises it made last month over wages and whether those promises are legally enforceable.

And to address those concerns, the retailer sent in senior manager of public affairs and government relations Gyata Kimmons—a former employee in the mayor’s office of intergovernmental affairs and former director of community affairs for Chicago’s Olympic bid.