By Josh Noel-Tribune staff reporter
Published December 21, 2006
"But Mayor Richard Daley is no fan of the ban--just this week, he called it "the silliest law" the City Council has ever passed.
Perhaps that helps explain why the Health Department is in no rush to boost their compliance checks.
"In a world of very limited public health resources we're being asked to drop some things so we can enforce a law like this," Hadac said. "With HIV/AIDS, cancer, West Nile virus and some of the other things we deal with, foie gras is our lowest priority."
Ald. Joe Moore (49th), sponsor of the ban, took no exception to the fact that foie gras investigation is among the lower priorities for the Public Health Department, or that it is not more active with enforcement.
But he was dismayed to know restaurants are flouting the ordinance.
"It evinces a certain degree of arrogance on the parts of these establishments, but I hope the city will act accordingly," Moore said."
Arrogance? This word falling from the mouth of the incumbent who interrupts people asking questions in public meetings ! The sole purpose is to meet and ask questions and receive answers. We know the cheerleaders in the audiences who espouse all the 'positive' spin statements.
Arrogance? This word falling from the mouth of the incumbent who defended his friend/zoning committeeman/not so good landlord - Jay Johnson to the media about missing smoke detectors? Right, the Chicago Fire Department conspired against poor Jay.
Perhaps six children would be alive and singing holiday songs today had the incumbent aggressively enforced Club 50's anti-slumlord law.