Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Potential vote on new ward map coming but possibly delayed...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting Thursday to consider a new map of the city’s 50 wards, but the aldermen leading the effort to reach a political compromise said the final vote may not come until early next week.

A parliamentary maneuver to put off an immediate vote can be invoked by just two aldermen, Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, noted Tuesday. If that happened, another meeting would be called for early next week, he said.

Mell spoke after the third of four public hearings on competing proposals put forward by the Black and Latino caucuses and their respective allies. No mention was made of the special meeting, and no details about the compromise taking shape were presented.
Not a lot of transparency in this.

BTW, read Worlee's thoughts! He doesn't think anyone in the 6th Ward will be happy with whatever the finished product would look like. This has turned into a frustrating process!

ALSO, there are two more ward remap hearings coming up this week.

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