MAR 08, 2021
Ald. Jason Ervin (28) is the sponsor of a resolution calling for hearings to establish a City Council Office of Legislative Counsel.
A resolution introduced in February takes the first step toward setting up an independent legal shop for members of the City Council following a prolonged dispute between some aldermen and the city’s law department.
The measure (R2021-217), sponsored by Ald. Jason Ervin (28), calls for a hearing on creating a City Council Office of Legislative Counsel that would provide independent counsel for City Council members. Although Mayor Lori Lightfoot has so far been silent on the proposal, it would fulfill a key promise from her campaign, when she pitched creating a separate legal office as an ethics reform measure.
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