Added Nov 04 2011
Please note that the post I made on Wednesday, in which I stated that only 4 West Side aldermen signed onto a letter requesting that the Budget Director appear before them to discuss service cuts and increased City vehicle sticker fees for larger vehicles, was inaccurate. In my haste, I did not see that Alderman Jason Ervin (28) and Alderman Deborah Graham (29) had also signed the letter. I apologize to them for any confusion or negative fallout the e-mail may have caused. I have re-written Wednesday's message and provided updated information below.
6 of 9 West Side Aldermen Sign On To Letter Demanding Meeting with Budget Director to Discuss Service Cuts and Fee Increases
I was reading the Chicago Tribune Wednesday morning, and I noticed that 28 aldermen have signed on to a letter requesting a meeting with the City's Budget Director to Discuss cuts to city services and increases in certain fees. A similar article in the Huffington Post listed each alderman by name.
"Aldermen joining Arena and Sposato in signing the letter to Emanuel were: Joe Moreno (1st), Robert Fioretti (2nd), Pat Dowell (3rd), William Burns (4th), Leslie Hairston (5th), Roderick Sawyer (6th), John Pope (10th), Toni Foulkes (15th), JoAnn Thompson (16th), Lona Lane (18th), Willie Cochran (20th), Ricardo Munoz (22nd), Walter Burnett, Jr. (27th), Jason Ervin (28th), Deborah Graham (29th), Ariel Reboyras (30th), Ray Suarez (31st), Scott Waguespack (32nd), Emma Mitts (37th), Tim Cullerton (38th), Mary O'Connor (41st), Michele Smith (43rd), Tom Tunney (44th), James Cappleman (46th), Harry Osterman (48th) and Joe Moore (49th)." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/aldermen-budget-director-_n_1071320.html?ref=chicago
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