Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Alderman Sawyer on "vanity" signs...

We saw some video of city workers replacing signs with former Mayor Daley's name with those that has Mayor Emanuel's name. Since we already know one of the Mayors tasks is to put this city back under fiscal order, he wanted no more signed changed with his name on it. And Roderick Sawyer already has his first quote from the Sun-Times since he took the oath yesterday:
Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th), one of 13 new aldermen slated to attend their first City Council meeting on Wednesday, said it’s not enough for Emanuel to call a halt to the sign replacement.

The son of the late Mayor Eugene Sawyer said it’s time to eliminate “vanity” signs.

“The signs should say, `City of Chicago, Welcome.’ It doesn’t have to have the mayor’s name on them. It’s a vanity thing,” Sawyer said.

“If you’re gonna change the signs, change them once and for all, so we never have to do it again. Goodness knows, we’re in a financial crisis. We don’t need to change these signs as mayors come and go — assuming we’re gonna have mayors come and go. There [should be] no vanity involved.”
Time to eliminate the vanity signs as has been done at the County Forest Preserves?

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