As reported here a few days ago, Alderman Tom Allen (38th), chair of the Transportation Committee has decided not to call the Hampton street sign for a vote this month and his procedural move looks to have hamstrung the entire effort at the moment. From the Sun Times
Allen's legislative maneuver leaves Haithcock with only one option: Wait 60 days after the Feb. 27 committee approval date and then try to round up the 26 votes needed to "discharge" the committee over Allen's objections.
That's a tall order. Proponents have acknowledged they don't have 26 votes. And they might even lose a few on the procedural vote.
Of course, Bobby Rush (D-scumbag black panther and racist) who is so free with the advice when telling the Superintendent to shut up and run his department, continues to jump on a local matter that has NOTHING to do with the US Congress. From the Tribune
- "I intend to fight this to the bitter end," he said. "We will get 26 votes, but I want to meet with [Allen] first."
So kudos to Tom Allen for at the very least, throwing a wrench into the works here. Too bad the officers of this Department have to look to a civilian for a little support and inspiration rather than their own supervisors who can't be found within a mile of controversy unless it involves them paying $250 bucks a month
for their cars.