Ward Reports September 13, 2021

Ald. Pat Dowell (3) wrote on Facebook, “Another Bronzeville happening! The opening of Hatch 41 a spacious, bright co working space at 4131 South State Street. Congrats to Stephen Mitchell, Esq. on his newest venture.” 

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) shared a Sun-Times editorial about Ald. Jim Gardiner (45) and tweeted, that Gardiner’s “behavior is not acceptable for anyone but particularly for someone who is supposed to represent all constituents and who has the ability to deny services. Sending solidarity to all the people who have been harmed by his actions.” 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) wrote in his latest newsletter that the budget proposal he released last week “Increased enforcement of and penalties for serious Building and Health Code violations, $50 million in gender-based violence prevention and aid services, Homelessness prevention funding including $75 million in flexible housing and $75 million for short-term rapid rehousing” and more. 

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) wrote in his latest newsletter that he is “eager to review the CPD budget, specifically the amount of money allocated to hiring new officers. He will be advocating that CPD hire hundreds of new officers to off-set the recent attrition of officers CPD has experienced.”  

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) tweeted, “I'm proud to support the Treatment Not Trauma Ordinance, introduced by [Rodriguez-Sanchez]. I was recently contacted by mental health professionals from our community advocating for this ordinance.” 

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) shared a letter she wrote to the Sun-Times alongside Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) and Ald. Matt Martin (47) advocating more spending on domestic violence programming, tweeting that “Since COVID-19, Chicago's had an unprecedented amount of domestic violence survivors in need of help.” 

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