Mayor Rahm Emanuel has apparently heard enough discussion on his controversial Infrastructure Trust plan.
“My whole goal is not to answer everybody’s questions to their satisfaction, but to answer enough so we can move forward on Building a New Chicago,” the mayor says, according to the Sun-Times. Read more...
With a group of aldermen threatening to use parliamentary maneuvering to delay a vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial infrastructure trust program, the mayor today agreed to postpone consideration of the measure.
Aldermen and the mayor will have at least another six days to hash over the infrastructure plan, the Trib reports. Read more...
A panel of five business experts picked by the mayor would run a new fund aimed at directing private investment into public works projects and would not be subject to open meetings or open records laws, under an ordinance Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced Wednesday. The mayorl's aides dismissed the idea the arrangement would lead to the type of privatization deals that have been criticized for selling off city assets.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday pitched an innovative private-public partnership to rebuild Chicago and create jobs, but left more questions than answers about how it would be paid for and who would profit.