Tuesday, October 11, 2011

GCA is talking about the ward remap...

This was in an e-mail blast by the Greater Chatham Alliance. While Chatham will remain in the new 6th Ward under a draft proposal by the City Council's Black Caucus.
The Black Caucus' (Chicago Aldermen) Proposed Ward Remapping for the 6th Ward

The Black Caucus' proposed ward remapping is currently in draft stage. But we do know this: the Caucus is recommending that 6th Ward communities--south of 87th street--like Chesterfield, West Chesterfield and Roseland Heights, plus Chicago State University, be placed in Alderman Beale's 9th Ward community.

So we ask is this really about being more equitable in ward redistricting in Chicago? Or is this more about diluting the 6th Ward's strength as a group of communities.

We really need to know how you feel about that too!

If we are paying the tab for our city services and government officials, then don't we have the right to determine the direction of our communities?
I think it's about time to provide contact information for both the Chairman of the Black Caucus Ald. Howard Brookins and also for the Chairman of the City Council Rules Committee Ald. Dick Mell (33rd). The rules committee is where any potential remap will be considered before it reaches the full city council. It will be outlined in full on a blog post.

BTW, the next meeting of the GCA will be next Saturday October 15th about that alternative school that opened up at St. Clotilda there Chatham residents are so concerned about. A representative from CPS' office of alternative programs will be there. Check out this meeting flyer as well and hopefully you will plan to attend!

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