Chicago Ethics Reform Task Force to Hold Hearings
The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) continues its work as a leader in political reform at all levels of government including advocating for ethics reform at the City of Chicago. » Visit the ICPR Task Force Resource Page In December 2011, Mayor Rahm Emanuel created a four-person Ethics Reform Task Force led by former Executive Director of ICPR, Cindi Canary. ICPR Board member, Dawn Clark Netsch is also a member of the task force along with Sergio Acosta and Ald. Will Burns. The Ethics Reform Task Force has the mandate of recommending specific reforms over the next four months. As part of this process, the task force is holding two public hearings to receive testimonies from the public. ICPR urges Chicago residents to participate in these hearings that will hopefully create a new way of doing business in the city. The city needs to hear from you. Some of the questions that may be addressed at these hearings include:
- Should the city have stronger disclosure laws?
- Is the city adhering to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests?
- Should the city create stronger campaign finance rules including public financing?
- Are the city’s websites meeting the needs of the public?
- Is there effective independent oversight and accountability of the city?
The time has come for Chicago to no longer being known as a city of corruption, patronage and machine politics but rather a model for good government. Hearing Dates: Olive Harvey College Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago Harry S. Truman College Monday, March 12, 2012 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 1145 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago Learn More (links will open in a new browser window)
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