Monday, January 22, 2007
January 9, 2007 City Council Meeting
The Fifth Ward Alderman was absent from the meeting and was voted 4-3 to not be allowed to participate via phone. Still recovering from pneumonia, the Alderpeople from the 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th Ward did not think it prudent to let him participate. A new low.
A retail overlay district ordinance was passed for Cermak Road, subject to public hearing.
The City approved to hire a Traffic Engineer.
A proposal featuring a world famous architect was the one picked by City Council to develop the superblock. Now, much negotiating will take place, and hopefully, this will happen.
The Council approved the hiring of up to 10 parking enforcement officers. All these officers will do is enforce Berwyn's parking ordinances.
A new anti-graffitti ordinance proposal was sent out for review before coming back the Council for a vote.
The new Finance Director was allowed to hire someone to fill a payroll vacancy; with added duties.
There was more, but only dramatics and ugly politics. I will not dignify what occurred, but stay tuned, more to come.
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