In what appeared to be an act of parliamentary mischief aimed at stalling the Bring Chicago Home proposal to expand funding for homelessness relief, the City Council's Finance Committee, which Ald. Pat O'Connor chairs, repeatedly strayed from proper procedures – and even misrepresented the results of a key vote – in order to delay a public hearing on the measure.
This week, members of our coalition sent letters to the aldermen who serve on the Finance Committee. Depending on their vote, we thanked them for their vote to move forward with a hearing, or we expressed our disappointment in their vote to table the resolution or their absence from the meeting. If you live in Chicago, you can send an email of thanks or disappointment to your alderman.