May 20

Updated May 20

The Hot Takes of Khan

I assume that Rauner is indirectly bankrolling this guy?

https://thesecretsix.com/team/

    Project Six
    Faisal Khan is the CEO and president of Project Six. Faisal has spent his career serving the public. Faisal began his professional career as a police misconduct investigator with the New York Civilian Complaint Review Board.
    https://thesecretsix.com
  • Mad About RP Obama had 8 years and couldn't get it right

    Ha, the kings of innuendo slamming others for... innuendo.

  • what are you insinuating?

May 09

Updated May 12

Participatory Budget Vote Results Are In

From the alderman's website:

"Over 2,900 residents of our community cast ballots in the “PB49” election. This represents a 36% increase over last year’s record-breaking turnout and constitutes one of the largest per capita voter turnouts of any participatory budgeting election in the nation!

"The voters this year decided that 64% of the $1 million allocated for PB should be devoted to street and alley resurfacing, streetlights, and repairs to sidewalks, curbs, gutters and alley aprons. As a result, four...

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From the alderman's website:

"Over 2,900 residents of our community cast ballots in the “PB49” election. This represents a 36% increase over last year’s record-breaking turnout and constitutes one of the largest per capita voter turnouts of any participatory budgeting election in the nation!

"The voters this year decided that 64% of the $1 million allocated for PB should be devoted to street and alley resurfacing, streetlights, and repairs to sidewalks, curbs, gutters and alley aprons. As a result, four blocks of streets and six alleys will be resurfaced and approximately $177,000 will be devoted to new streetlights and repairs to sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

"For the remaining portion of the budget, the voters selected the following:

- One hundred trees planted on City parkways in Rogers Park;
- Installation of a “learning garden”at Gale School, which will be designed to be an innovative model of urban outdoor education;
- Upgrades to the streetlights on Clark Street, including repainting all light posts, installing energy efficient LED bulbs, and attaching ornamental piggy-back lighting to each light post on Clark; and
- New benches inside the heat lamp shelters at the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola Red Line stations.

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http://www.ward49.com/news/results-of-2017-participatory-budgeting-election-announced-following-huge-voter-turnout/

    Results of 2017 Participatory Budgeting Election announced following huge voter turnout
    The ballots are cast, the votes are counted, and the people have spoken. Attached below are the detailed results of the 2017 Participatory Budgeting Election in the 49th Ward: PB49 Election Results 2017 Over 2,900 residents of our community cast ballots in the "PB49" election.
    http://www.ward49.com

Apr 25

Updated Apr 27

Alderman Moore on WTTW "Pitfalls of Participatory Budget" 4/24/17

According to Moore PB gives "taxpayers" the decision on how to spend their local community tax dollars. Conversely, Moore's election criteria allows children as young as 16 who are ineligible to vote in public elections, and adults otherwise ineligible to legally vote in public elections, for what ever reasons, to do so. Those ineligible to vote would also include illegal and documented aliens who are not necessarily "taxpayers," and certainly 16 year old children are not self supporting "taxpayers" as...

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According to Moore PB gives "taxpayers" the decision on how to spend their local community tax dollars. Conversely, Moore's election criteria allows children as young as 16 who are ineligible to vote in public elections, and adults otherwise ineligible to legally vote in public elections, for what ever reasons, to do so. Those ineligible to vote would also include illegal and documented aliens who are not necessarily "taxpayers," and certainly 16 year old children are not self supporting "taxpayers" as Moore stated. In effect, like his absurd extreme support of continued expansion of our social safety net, Moore's desire is to run his own personal popularity contest with non contributing factions of the community at the expense of taxpayers. I hope Bill Morton runs against him. At least he appears to genuinely care about the community which is more than I can say for Moore.

  • Pedro Garciano Conservative values keep growing in RP!

    PS. I'm talking about real elections, not pretend ones. You know, like local ones, those designed to make you believe that your opinion matters when all the deals have already been made behind closed doors.

  • PB is still. Not. An. Election.

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