"The 49th Ward wants and deserves an alderman who will answer to the people of the ward, not to big business and the downtown interests," said Armour.
I responded to the email asking what 'their' colors were? Green stuff from developers?.
The incumbent has failed to answer to the people of the ward, he merely TELLS the people after the fact. He and his side kicks are lying when they tell us they want our input. Most of the time they want us to nod 'yes' to a done deal before we bother to attend the meeting! Adams is moderating a forum. Joe dictating how we will live in this ward from closed meetings with pals truly qualifies him to lower himself into his own disengenuous record and start the 'poop-slinging'. I'm more concerned about the missing zoning committee minutes than I am of Adams 'moderating' a forum. Face it, Joe's feeling threatened and he damn well should feel that way. He's let too many people down for too long.
When was the last time Joe moderated anything that wasn't pre-determined from the machine? The incumbent has helped create and maintain NOH as a separate entity from Rogers Park. He BUYS votes from the poor with his broken promises. He brags of 'Fighting For The Field House'...what a crock. He ignored it for years. He couldn't figure out how to get the zoning straight for years and years. So ask yourself 'how long does it take that zoning crew to upzone/downzone/tear down and re-build for a developer pal'?
And, what about Jay Johnson's Ashland I & II? At the January CAPS meeting we had aldermanic representation but not the one who handles buildings. The poor rep started to read 'press release' notes to respond to my question about this property. The press release note was that Jay Johnson was going to rehab those buildings into condos. We had to clue this person in that the buildings were supposed to be in foreclosure... So will Joe and his chief of staff buildings side-kick and connections with the City wrangle Jay off the hook? Protecting or promoting a character like Johnson by the incumbent for years is a real serious issue and should concern voters a lot more than Candidate Adams moderating a forum.
Do you really think we can trust the incumbent to do the 'right thing' with Johnson? My guess is if the condos are allowed to happen by the string pullers, any future Ashland condo owners will find themselves assuming a lot of garbage that's not disclosed per this City Code. And what will Joe's response to the owners be? Tried and true political BS 'You were aware of it when you purchased, that's why you got it so cheap'.
Yep, all the condo problems in Rogers Park/Edgewater are the buyers fault not the developers. The attorney's hired for closing were all blind and the buyers were all devious and/or stupid. It has nothing to do with little deals, plea bargains, or non-disclosure to title companies. It's just those stupid damn liar buyers.
Here's the choice of colors for the imcumbents campaign. I'm not sure if it's green? or poop brown?
At any rate, we need some fresh air in Ward 49 and apparently Adams and Gordon are becoming real threats to Moore's cushy embedded politics and business as usual.
Now go wash your hands Alex and Joe - there's e-coli in that brown stuff you're splattering around.