Opponents Shut Out Of Alderman’s “Advisory” Committee

It was Mayor Daley (I and II) all over again. In the old days, when an alderman dared to question the mayor their mike was often shut off. In other ploys meetings were quickly gaveled out of session. Opponents of a planned gift of $29 million in public funds for a luxury high-rise across the street from Lincoln Park got a taste of that old-school “No one cares what you say” treatment on April 22 at Alderman Cappleman’s Zoning and Development Committee. Before a group of six area residents could speak the meeting was hastily adjourned.

Listen to organizer Marc Kaplan, from Northside Action for Justice, as he attempted to register his opposition.

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