Ward Reports October 18, 2021

Ald. Michelle Harris (8) retweeted a tweet from Deputy Mayor Manny Perez that said, “Grateful to @AldermanHarris for her partnership and leadership on small business development along the 87th street corridor.” 

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted a map of the Deering Chicago Police district and wrote, “This is the lack of beat coverage scheduled this weekend in 009. 40% of the district has nobody available to answer 911 calls. @Chicago_Police’s failed policies cause a lack of manpower every day, endangering y communities as well as all of Chicago - even before Lori’s mandates!”  

Ald. Walter Burnett (27) in his latest newsletter included a news release from developer Graystar about its groundbreaking for a new 166-unit apartment building at 166 N. Aberdeen St.  

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) tweeted, “It’s getting lost that Joe Ferguson is leaving because MLL wouldn’t re-appoint him. Why would a mayor who believes his work was so good want him out? I’m endlessly grateful for Joe’s guidance, availability, wisdom and courage, among so much more. Chicago deserved for him to stay.” 

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) shared a Crain’s article about Chicago’s biotech and pharmaceutical industries and tweeted, “We should have someone laser focused on this tech sector. You want to grow Chicago’s population, this is the answer.” 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) used his latest newsletter to promote his “Save Our Ash” resolution (R2021-1130), writing, “Preserving the city's adult tree canopy is a simple, smart, cost-effective program that I've been advocating for this budget season. By spending less in the short-term on simple, effective inoculations, we can save tens of millions of dollars in the long run by preventing early loss of adult trees.”  

Ald. Matt Martin (47) wrote in a statement that he denied a request by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development to rezone a city-owned property at 3840 N. Lincoln Ave. so it could be sold to a developer. “Alderman Martin does not believe that selling off public assets solely for a one-time influx of cash to the City is the best use of this property.” 

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) wrote in her latest newsletter that she “introduced two amendments that represent some priorities for our ward and the Progressive Caucus. The first would dedicate $70M in ARP funds to repair and preserve single room occupancy (SRO) buildings... The second amendment seeks to zero out police vacancies that cannot be used in 2022 to redirect those funds that would be appropriated for other uses.”

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