Ward Reports May 24, 2021

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) tweeted, “at the end of this hot weekend, there will be a lot of reporting on how many folks were shot and killed. In large part because our hopes for violence prevention are more based on the weather than investments in the health and stability of those at risk of gun violence.” 

George Cardenas (12) weighed in on the U.S. handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a tweet, writing “I'm not a socialist for sure but there comes a time when we have to see reality when we must see that if we espouse democratic values and ask other observe human rights then must be look at the Palestinian struggle in the same way.” 

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted “One neighbor behind my house has a band playing in their garage while in front another‘s iTunes is stuck on repeat w/ the same damn song for the last 20 mins. I smell arrachera somewhere. My dogs are trying to sleep despite the fireworks. Welcome back #ChiSummer, we missed you!” 

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) shared information about block parties and lead service line replacements in his weekly newsletter.  

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted about the Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance: “The CPAC-GAPA unity ordinance for community control of the police, will be voted on next month. People power got us this far and people power will pass this ordinance,” he wrote. 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) tweeted “Some academic types love to school members of marginalized groups about capitalism like we haven’t all grown up oppressed in it. There can be a mutual exchange of information if both sides are open enough to listen.”

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) shared some of the highlights of her first two years in office in her weekly newsletter, including the Block by Block program and affordable housing protections.

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