Friday, March 25, 2011

Ward Room: Should Chicago's City Council Be Cut in Half?

Rahm Emanuel continues the discussion as to whether or not there should be a reduction in the size of the Chicago City Council. It's been boiled down at least by a few proponents as a cost cutting move as it's noted that the size of the city council costs $19 million. But the discussion should be much more than that.

In a reduced city council what should the role of Alderman be? Would they be better able to effectively serve their constituent communities within their wards? Would they be more responsive to the issues that affect the city as a whole?

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