Posts in category "2012 Ward Remap"

Chicago’s Ultra Vires City Council

Chicago’s Ultra Vires City Council
Was the City Council’s vote to approve the “Rahm-Map” and avoid a referendum an Ultra Vires Act beyond their power? “Anybody that voted for that map should be unelected” said 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti, referring to the machine-coalition that passed the 2012 Ward “Rahm-Map” to avoid a public referendum.  “The people throughout this city... Read more »

Alderman Fioretti to Speak At Next Meeting

Alderman Fioretti to Speak At Next Meeting
“I’m serving both” said Ald. Bob Fioretti when asked about managing the early implementation and transition to the 2012 Ward Remap.  With issues on zoning and infrastructure continuing to surface in Lincoln Park, the Sheffield Neighborhood Association has Ald. Fioretti slated to speak at their next meeting June 4th 2013. Ald. Scott Waguespack’s 32nd Ward... Read more »

More Ward Remap Problems in Sheffield

More Ward Remap Problems in Sheffield
A zoning problem is festering with neighbors and Smashburger—a new tenant in a remapped sliver of Sheffield—which is now being schlepped off to 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti. Despite the fact that the city has issued the required building permits and Smashburger is nearing completion of their tenant improvement build-out, the neighbors whose parcels border... Read more »
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Neighborhood Improvement Funds Become Indirect Campaign War Chest

Neighborhood Improvement Funds Become Indirect Campaign War Chest
Brazenly, Chicagoan’s are seeing some incumbent politicians attempting to put their self interest ahead of voters on important decisions about zoning, permits, signage, traffic and the distribution of neighborhood improvement funds to the tune of $66 million. According to attorney Ted Wrobleski, who serves as First Vice President of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association (SNA), “the... Read more »

Remap Politics: Abounded in Sheffield

Remap Politics: Abounded in Sheffield
Exactly how people and businesses are being impacted are the primary questions of concern as is the impact on the Sheffield neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Now, three Alderman—Ald. Michele Smith, Ald. Scott Waguespack and Ald. Bob Fioretti—are to going to share the responsibilities of the Lincoln Park community.  Exactly how this will happen during the... Read more »

Remap Politics at the Sidewalk Café

Remap Politics at the Sidewalk Café
There’s plenty to talk about at the sidewalk café this spring. Typically, the leafy Sheffield community welcomes the landscape bounded sidewalk cafés that enhance the neighborhood like the one proposed by the Derby Bar & Grill—located at the corner of Webster and Magnolia Ave.  But this year, getting a sidewalk café permit is just one... Read more »
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