Ward Reports May 27, 2021

Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) tweeted, “a ceremonial act designed to confer honor to an historic figure (such as renaming an iconic roadway that belongs to all Chicagoans) should not be forced upon us in an atmosphere of acrimony, anger, threats, recrimination, and revenge.” 

Ald. Michael Rodriguez (22) tweeted, “I’m looking forward to the work ahead as the new Chair of the Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation! Congrats to Vice Chair @ByronSigcho, Secretary @DanielLaSpata and Treasurer @aldcardenas.”

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez (33) tweeted about the City Council dust-up over renaming Lake Shore Drive: “Wow. The Mayor just totally ignored that @aldsophiaking motioned for roll call first and allowed Hopkins to D&P the Ordinance to change the name of Lake Shore Drive to honor Jean Baptist Point DuSable. So sad. It’s disgraceful,” she wrote. 

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted “it’s a no from me” regarding a proposed ordinance to retain the 10 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales in Chicago. 

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted about the passage of the rogue towing ordinance in City Council, writing “We still have a lot of work to do to address this public safety nightmare. Thank you to my colleagues for supporting this first step in reigning in these rogue towers.” 

Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) shared a petition against a new set of housing developments in his ward. “This development is unwanted by the local residents in Chicago and Park Ridge. Changing the zoning will set a precedent for the remaining stretch of Higgins,” he wrote on Facebook.  

Ald. Michele Smith (43) tweeted about accountability regarding Chicago and Illinois’ pension problem: “Glad that pensioners are doing something to watch their own pension boards,” she wrote. “The IL Supreme Court says Chicago is a guarantor of pension benefits. So taxpayers have to pay no matter how irresponsible the investment decisions of pension boards.” 

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) tweeted about Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal for civilian oversight of police, writing "Chicagoans want a ground-up approach where the impact of policy and direction of CPD is guided by what Chicagoans want, not what elected officials want." That's why I'm a lead sponsor of the ECPS ordinance.”

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