In its latest quest for political cover, the City Council discusses considering privatization deals BEFORE they pass–and debates the parking meter lease it approved six months ago.
A tribute to the great departed Leon Despres.
Soup, bread, and TIFs are on the agenda at the Hideout this Wednesday.
The failed Dumpster tax: how poor planning may have added to the city’s growing budget deficit.
It’s a miracle: an ordinance requiring that the city let its citizens see documentation on tax increment financing has sailed through a City Council committee. Can actual passage be next?
The City Council can approve a 99-year privatization deal in days, but it needs months to decide whether to put public records online.
A proposal to make tax increment financing deals more transparent receives broad support and no opposition in a City Council hearing–then gets tabled anyway.
Aldermen Manny Flores and Scott Waguespack take up Mike Quigley’s TIF reform crusade.
Just back from the spectacle in Beijing, Mayor Daley again promises it won’t cost us any money to stage the Olympics.