Ward Reports July 22, 2021

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted two pages of “remarks” on the ordinance establishing civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department and wrote “Today I voted in SUPPORT of the Civilian Oversight Ord. As a strong supporter of police keeping Chicago safe, it’s imperative that we restore their legitimacy in our communities & end the second-guessing of our officers. I believe this is the best vehicle to accomplish that.” 

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted a “group photo of the #ECPSNow Coalition negotiating team after we reached an agreement with the mayor's office. We were happy.” 

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted “We urge Congress to immediately pass an Infrastructure Bill. Let’s Build back better.” 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) tweeted “So after we passed Civilian oversight, before the press conference with the Mayor, I had to de-escalate a situation where police officers were screaming at a black man who was protesting. The work isn’t done. The struggle isn’t over. And we aren’t going anywhere but forward.”  

Ald. Tom Tunney (44) tweeted “Today in City Council I was proud to vote for the Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) ordinance, which creates civilian oversight of CPD. ECPS is years in the making and it is the most sweeping ordinance of its kind in the country.” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) in a Twitter thread wrote “It took two years longer than I expected, but today the Chicago City Council passed the strongest civilian oversight law in the country”  

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50) tweeted a document of carjacking prevention tips and wrote, “There have been several carjackings in the area over the past few days, including in the 50th Ward. The police are investigating and increasing patrols throughout the community to keep us all safe.” 

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