Ward Reports May 25, 2021

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted, “Police must work 12-hour shifts with no days off because we don’t have a solid violence reduction strategy coming out of City Hall.”

Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20) retweeted a Guardian article about the Obama Presidential Center which quoted her discussing the process of building a relationship with the Obama Foundation: “we’re learning to trust each other.”

Ald. Jason Ervin (28) tweeted, “Convelescing is no fun...” Ervin is recovering from a thyroid surgery.

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) tweeted “Shout out to Mayor Lightfoot for dropping the GAPA Minus Ordinance for the Summer. Nothing like some weak tea for those hot days.”

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) promoted his ordinance (O2021-2028) to impose price caps on ride-share trips, tweeting, “Sick & tired of ridiculously high surge prices for your ride home?”

Ald. Michele Smith (43) shared opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and news about updated street light in the Gold Coast in her weekly newsletter.

Ald. James Cappleman (46) tweeted, “the housing first model to address homelessness REALLY WORKS and it SAVES $. I will keep pushing for funds to provide needed housing for those who are living on the streets!”

Ald. Matt Martin (47) tweeted about a new ordinance he introduced (O2021-2134), which he called “a modest, but common sense step to help address the significant racial wealth gap in Chicago.” The ordinance would “help Chicagoans transfer their deed without concern about their ability to pay outstanding water debt. In many situations, like a divorce, a new owner is not receiving money and may not be able to immediately pay the bill in full.”

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