Lightfoot Order on Aldermanic Privilege

Here’s the order Mayor Lightfoot issued on her first day in office. The Reform of Aldermanic Privelege directs City departments to consider the wishes of aldermen as only one factor in decision-making. It is designed to curb total aldermanic control of licenses and permits. Aldermanic privilege with regard to zoning has not yet been restricted.

Note that there are no penalties for failure to comply.  It seems to me that orders and laws with no enforcement mechanisms are useless. We’ll see what happens.

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