Give the man credit: Rahm Emanuel is certainly setting the bar high.
He and his team released a 72-page “transition plan” this morning listing dozens of goals for his administration, from boosting economic growth to increasing the number of people who regularly bicycle.
“It will be a scorecard for the public to keep my administration accountable,” the mayor-elect said at a press conference. “It will be a scorecard for myself and my administration to keep us accountable.”
It’s quite ambitious. After the Emanuel administration has reduced crime, improved access for the disabled, addressed climate change, and transformed education, it may have to come up with another to-do list that includes finding a cure for AIDS, negotiating peace in the Middle East, getting the Cubs to the Series, and figuring out how to scrap the parking meter deal. But those things might not happen until the second 100 days.