You could say that Mayor Daley had a strong working relationship with the City Council, since it did just about everything he wanted. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised to do better, vowing a new “partnership” with a more efficient and effective council.
Last week he announced the first step, a reorganization of the council’s committees that he said would streamline the legislative process and save taxpayers money.
On Wednesday morning he took the next step, presiding over a council meeting that was so streamlined that aldermen wasted little time debating anything or lamenting what they’re going to do without Daley.
Not to say there’s no room for improvement—it did last nearly two hours.
Here’s the play by play.