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    Chicago Board of Ethics Executive Director Steve Berlin listens to comments from Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30), top right, during a City Council budget committee hearing Friday. [City Council Livestream]

    Aldermen breezed through a Friday morning budget hearing on the Chicago Board of Ethics ahead of a lengthy hearing on the Chicago Police Department budget.

    During the City Council Committee on Budget and Government Operations meeting, aldermen praised the board for its work and asked only questions about improving and ensuring completion of online ethics training courses by city officials, aldermen and lobbyists and ensuring compliance with ethical practices and requirements.

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    • James Cappleman
      commented 2022-10-24 10:10:55 -0500
      At this meeting, I spoke of being approached by “someone” who asked me to give the names of alders who go beyond the ARO. I didn’t do it because I believe the intent of the alders is to advocate for more affordable housing, but it gave me pause that it could possibly be considered illegal. At the Budget Hearing, I asked Steve Berlin about weighing in on alders going beyond the ARO to make it clearer about what is and what isn’t within our authority, especially after the City’s Law Department made it clear to us that we should follow the ARO rather than make 50 sets of rules for 50 wards. Steve Berlin told me at this hearing that he would work on this, and I volunteered to speak with him more about this to give him more details.
    • Michael McDevitt
      published this page in Chicago News 2022-10-23 23:53:26 -0500