CFL News
November 02, 2011

Aldermen sound concerns with city budget cuts

A group of 28 aldermen sent a letter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressing concerns with the cuts proposed in his 2012 budget

A group of 28 Chicago aldermen signed on to a letter sent to Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressing concerns with the cuts proposed in his 2012 budget.  The letter, spearheaded by former fire fighter and 36th Ward Alderman Nicholas Sposato, points out the negative effects on city residents from library cuts, public health cuts, emergency communication cuts, and other areas.

"These cuts will have a negative effect on the safety and quality of life of our residents and must be averted," the aldermen state.

They are seeking a meeting with Budget Director Alexandra Holt and staff to discuss their concerns and explore ways to limit the effects on Chicagoans. 

Mayor Emanuel's budget also calls for more than 500 layoffs, mostly in the areas of health services and the libraries. 

Read the letter here

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