Mayor Daley blows his parking-meter wad on one budget. Is he just trying to prove the Reader wrong?
Aldermen introduce another proposal to slow down approval of privatization agreements–and to cover their rears for agreeing to the parking meter deal. But not everyone’s buying this one.
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.
Aldermen want to require a 30-day waiting period between the time a lease deal is proposed and when it’s voted on. But why do they need another law to get them to do their jobs?
The Tribune notes that TIFs are one of the causes of the city’s $420 million budget deficit.
Alderman Tom Allen takes on TIFs and the Chicago Children’s Museum deal.
Aldermen George Cardenas and Tom Allen: selective reformers.