Friday, June 30, 2006

Daley to City Council: F#$% You

Looks like we won't be seeing a specialized traffic unit or a minor alleviation in the manpower shortage we all know exists and the Superintendent has admitted exists. From the Sun Times:
  • Last week, a City Council committee defied Mayor Daley by agreeing to hire 100 more police officers for traffic enforcement with $7.5 million generated by red light cameras.

    On Wednesday, Daley defied them back.

    Minutes after the City Council gave final signoff to the police hiring, the mayor denounced it as "a useless act" that lacks the weight of law. He said he has no plans to hire more police officers to crack down on what aldermen call an "epidemic" of dangerous driving, including speeding, red-light running and blowing through stop signs.

The mayor wasn't ever going to spend the "windfall" money generated by the red-light cameras on anything as trivial as more police officers. And he certainly isn't going to be laying off any of his precious TMA's and Traffic Aides when he can pay them part time wages and no benefits rather than what actual sworn coppers can earn. And now with the $1 billion dollar property tax hike foisted on us by the Chicago Public Schools, Daley needs every dime he can squeeze from the cameras more than ever.


Blogger It's Not All Real said...

What else would you expect from the King? "Let them eat cake" is what Marie Antoinette said, and Daley must be related to her somehow.

Why should he give a shit? It's not like he has to worry about anything, not with armed guards surrounding him his ENTIRE LIFE!

6/29/2006 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/29/2006 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be a cold day in hell when the King will give the police dept. anything that will be of benefit or make out jobs easier.

6/29/2006 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of 29Jun06: Title code 9161= 10,022.

6/29/2006 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

What really makes me angry is how many of you will NOT have a pension due to poor decisions and errors costing the city mucho $$$.
If you read the Wednesday REDEYE about 3 Penny Cinema shut down as they owed the city 5 YEARS worth of taxes.

Revenue ALLOWED this to go on for 5 years, letting them run up 5%Interest, 12% Penalty on Amusement Taxes per each year/return, and still let operate!!!!!!!

They are not the first, and in fact, the computer system is so outdated, that many times I started seeing patterns of numerous businesses such as the above owning years of back taxes and/or such an outrageous amount and there is no shutting down of the business. There is noh old on the Business License(s) or Inspectors going out to shut them down.

Now what will happen is this place and many others will either file Bankruptcy or just never pay. The city is losing a lot of money because of this...

6/29/2006 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad none of the City Council had the balls to tell Richie that a camera isn't going to hurt the guy with fictious plates and no license, which accounts for over 75% of the drivers in many neighborhoods.

We need more blue shirts on the street!!! The Districts are swamped, the blessed units are growing by the day, and King Richie won't approve a 100 man increase. Priceless.

I'd like to personally hand out that spray that makes your plates invisible to every LEGIT person in Chicago: They are the only ones who get fucked by those cameras, not the dogs with no license, no insurance, no legit plates, etc....

6/29/2006 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous city halls said...

TMA's being authorized to carry new equipment.

Daley Double Action Super Soaker a high powered Uzi design, reinforced high impact plastic for those moments when a jet spray is not within use of force module. Voucher's will be issued and soaker is departmental property. The soaker distribution will be at the van cargo left behind at the rear lot of OEMC. Weapon's must be initially engaged by the top honcho at OEMC who ever that may be. Armed Police are being disbanded due to being outdated.

6/30/2006 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did i miss something or didnt a court rule that the TMA being around broke a law?

6/30/2006 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just drive up and down Ashland on the south side and see how well those TMAs direct traffic. No one listens to them and all they do is scream, usually unintelligible, and mess up traffic. We would be better off with no TMAs and letting the traffic lights do their job.

6/30/2006 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

once these yuppies grow up, tire of the bar scene and decide they want to have children instead of dogs, the city will lose them.
the yuppies are good at math and will quickly realize that chicago is a nice place to visit but with crappy schools and sky high don't want to live here.
the city council needs to get busy finding a way to REQUIRE yuppies to live in the city.

6/30/2006 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup city lost the case in court,but is still using the tma's while the city apealing the courts ruling.I hope those tma's days are numbered and cant wait to see them in the unemployment line.

6/30/2006 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hire more Police Officers? Thats SILLY. It's just SILLY, never heard of such a SILLY thing,it just doesn't make sense, really, it is SILLY. Spend the money, thats SILLY. SILLY SILLY SILLY. I mean really SILLY."

6/30/2006 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Putting more P.O.'s in traffic enforcement would only bring in MORE REVENUE for the city coffers.Isn't that what Da Mayor wants? Seems like a no-brainer to me.The P.O.'s would more than pay for themselves with the money that would be pouring in.

7/01/2006 02:55:00 AM  

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