The Promise To Rid Chicago of Cameras Should Make Jesus Chuy Garcia Mayor.
That is if the people of Chicago are really as incensed about them as they claim to be. Especially those people who live in areas where Red Light and Speed Cameras quietly wait for unsuspecting motorists where schools and/or parks are non-existent such as on West Peterson Avenue East of Cicero Avenue.
After all wasn't safety the key motivation for placement of all these cameras in the first place?
Look I have zero issue with doing what you say you are going to do when it comes to protecting the welfare and safety of our most precious commodity - the children and young adults of Chicago. Unfortunately, the proliferation of cameras during Rahm Emanuel's Administration has been nothing more than a very slick and cruel trick to disguise the fact that they wanted to generate another Revenue Stream.
So lets call it what it has always been shall we? It is just another "hidden tax or fee" designed to avoid raising the Cook County Property Tax.
However, if Rahm Emanuel had ever been the sort of politician who "hears you," as claimed in his latest barrage of phoney baloney Television Ads, he would have done that when he first assumed office. People were vehemently opposed to the use of Red Light and Speed Cameras as a means to pad the City Coffers. And just as most people feared - people who could least afford to pay those fines are the ones who have been hit the hardest.
Matter of fact, Rahm Emanuel not only has had the benefit of some major change being generated day in and day out from those cameras, he and Ed Burke have capitalized mightily on an inequitable property tax scheme that currently exists throughout Cook County.
So if there were one reason to give Jesus Chuy Garcia the benefit of a doubt with your vote, at least for one term, then this has to be it!
Besides, Rahm and Company have consistently ignored the pleas of Chicagoans for a more transparent city government and will continue to do so should he be re-elected.
And that would just continue the trend of bad government around here.
So do yourselves a big favor on Tuesday April 7th, 2015 Vote for Jesus "Chuy' Garcia in the Chicago Mayoral Election.
He has earned it at this point.
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