Ward Reports June 21, 2021

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted, “It took Lightfoot’s BACP over six weeks to prepare legislation for a permit I approved in February. City Council isn’t the problem. The problem starts with Lightfoot’s City Hall.” 

Ald. Silvana Tabares (23) wrote in her latest newsletter that she “took the shoot-or-no-shoot use of force training simulator at the CPD Academy...My colleagues and anybody that has a disciplinary vote over CPD should be required to take this test, to get a taste on how they’d act to a split-second life or death decision with a glock in their hand.”

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted, “I don't know why Mayor Lightfoot has broken her campaign promise to enact meaningful civilian oversight, but I do know that we owe it to the people of the City of Chicago to enact this necessary police reform.” 

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) wrote in his latest newsletter, “Renaming Lake Shore Drive would be cost-prohibitive and would create confusion for the Chicago Police Department when responding to 9-1-1 calls. I have received overwhelming public sentiment against changing the name of “Lake Shore Drive.” 

Ald. James Cappleman (46) tweeted that he has seen the music video for “Try” by Colbie Caillat “a minimum of 100 times. As a gay man, I've come to learn that the root of homophobia is sexism, and so it's so satisfying to see these women taking the needed step to accept themselves for who they are. 

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) wrote in his latest newsletter, “Mayor Lightfoot and some of my colleagues have continued to derail our efforts to strengthen civilian oversight of police, a critical need as dictated by the 2018 US Consent Decree, that becomes more urgent with every day that passes. I will continue to work to pass the ECPS ordinance and will keep you updated.” 

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) posted a 10-minute video to discuss Friday’s public safety committee meeting, when she said committee chair Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29) “clearly used his role as chairman to favor certain people’s motions and actions and voices over others...parliamentary procedures being used to thwart democracy is wrong.” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) wrote in his latest newsletter that the “Chi Biz Strong” business relief package set for approval on Wednesday is “supported by all of our Ward’s chambers of commerce.”

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