Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Media Picks up on Doubts

That "Chief Resilience Officer" spot is raising eyebrows among the press:
  • What the heck is a “chief resilience officer” anyway? And how in the world did Chicago ever get along without one?

    After announcing and filling the new job bankrolled by the Rockefeller Foundation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel struggled to explain just what it is that former Deputy Water Management Commissioner Aaron Koch would be doing in the newly created job.

    The only thing we know for sure is that somebody other than Chicago taxpayers is paying Koch’s salary.

    “When we used to make investments as a city — we’re making ’em in the water and sewer area or paving or playgrounds — we would see that playground” in an isolated fashion, Emanuel said.
Um....ok. Glad to see he's wasting someone else's money, but what was that crap that just exited Rahms mouth? It made no sense at all. And it gets better:
  • “When we used to make investments as a city — we’re making ’em in the water and sewer area or paving or playgrounds — we would see that playground” in an isolated fashion, Emanuel said.

    “Now, thinking about how you make those investments . . . in a way that’s also an environmentally smart way to retain water and do it in a way where you’re not just creating runoff. [It’s] a way to see things in a more kind of integrated way,” he said. “Holistic would be another way to put it. From environmental to social policies to educational policies.”

    Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from major setbacks.

    That means the new chief resilience officer will focus on helping Chicago recover more quickly from “shocks like flooding or blizzards” and better planning development projects to minimize the environmental impact.

    “The foundation is supporting this individual to help us think . . . from a holistic, more of a global approach. Rather than addressing that issue, seeing it in the context of a set of other both opportunities and challenges,” the mayor said.

    If that sounds as clear as mud, Emanuel tried again to explain his marching orders to Aaron Koch.
Mud is an understatement. And we can only imagine that at some point, wheelbarrows full of taxpayer money are going to be wasted maintaining or expanding this "program."

But then Fran Spielman lets slip something that, while not surprising, ought to piss off taxpayers:
  • He pointed to his newly created task force on homelessness. It brought together the 13 agencies that deal with the problem “so we have a more thoughtful, integrative approach” and “nobody’s falling through [cracks because of] the siloed wall approach.”
Thirteen agencies? For dealing with homelessness? Thirteen? How about you point that fancy "resilience officer" over at that direction and see if you can't "resilient" some of our tax money back, you twit.

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36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sustainable Development, Agenda 21. Coming to a city near you. Rahm welcomes it with open greased palms.

5/03/2016 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twit. Perfect word except Twits are more like it.

5/03/2016 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the new job ['Resilience Officer'] bankrolled by the Rockefeller Foundation..."

From farther down the blog...

"This country is so top-heavy with these hooked-up NGOs and their legions of highly-paid 'directors' and 'coordinators' and 'managers' and 'administrators' and 'facilitators' that we are staggering under the load of their 'projects' and 'studies' and 'initiatives' and 'outreaches.' It's pulling us under."

5/02/2016 01:39:00 PM

...and now...

"[Emanuel] pointed to his newly created task force on homelessness. It brought together the 13 agencies that deal with the problem..."

...so that we now have FOURTEEN agencies, as the tent cities grow.

These people are killing us with their "Big Data," their mountains of useless "reports" piled upon our chests as in the medieval peine forte et dure -- the "pressing to death."

http://tinyurl.com/hqrhyfm

I mean it.

5/03/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can be sure that the position pays well.

5/03/2016 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is a siloed wall?

5/03/2016 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will he be resilient like teflon, or resilient like Rahm's doormat?

5/03/2016 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So... the Chief Resilience Officer is
being thwarted?

It's just a crucial internal conflict as
to whether this shit can be played for
tragedy or comedy.

Hmmmmmm...

We're thinking of an old Jim Backus
gag recording.

"Delicious."
(Go ahead Mistuh Neanderthal
and like minded others of similar vintage! ;^)

A sharp and sour horn accompaniment
interspersed with lusty, ribald and
blowzy male and female laughter along
with the sound of libations being poured.

So lousy you can't help but laugh...

Rahm's attempt to employ weasel-speak to explain
his was around what a Chief Resilience Officer is?

Wretchedly risible as well...

We're surprised Rahm didn't pick up his petticoats
and flounce away in a hurry like he usually does whenever a presser/
media spin event goes sideways.

Funny when slick shit-talkers bite their tongue.
All you gotta do is wait for the infection to take hold.

So much for Rahm Emanuel being the smartest m/fer
in any room he deigns to stand in.

Again we say...
Rahm is waving all these "Hah! Got your money!"
lick hitters to the forefront.

Diversion and deflection must be wearing really thin
for Rahm & Co.








5/03/2016 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The foundation is supporting this individual to help us think...from a holistic, more of a global approach. Rather than addressing that issue, seeing it in the context of a set of other both opportunities and challenges,” the mayor said."

Yeah, the "former Deputy Water Management Commissioner" sounds like a real visionary.

*

5/03/2016 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of expensive sewer and landscape work in Chicago's future!

Does Daley own an excavation company?

5/03/2016 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a simpleton. U fortunately there are even bigger morons nodding their heads as if they actually understand what this asshole is saying. Im feeling a little tickle in my wallet for some reason.

5/03/2016 01:20:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

WTF

5/03/2016 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that this might have something to do with the UN strong cities initiative .

5/03/2016 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

Resilience is a REAL word with a REAL meaning.

Resilience means having back-up and redundancy built-in to mission critical networks and critical infrastructure.

"Resilience" should cover both the CPD and CFD as to operations, resources, and equipment.

Funny, how I am not reading any of this in your description of what this position entails for Chicago.

I guess that is what "resilience" stands for in the Real World. In Chicago, (Bizarro World), it must mean something else???

Just another "waste-of-money" clout position filled by another minion.


5/03/2016 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the tar and feathers ready for this waste of our money.

5/03/2016 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Aaron Koch, where did he come from, who is is clout, what did he ever do before coming here, who does he have Polaroids of and what we're they doing in those
Polaroids ?
Somebody said he is a Hillary drop. Rham is not treading water well!

5/03/2016 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing it comes with a 6-figure salary and staff, maybe a chauffeured limo thrown in (to shuttle around to resiliency sites and meetings, of course.)

5/03/2016 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right. This guy's salary may be paid by someone else (today) but he will no doubt need a staff of several dozen at six figure pay and pension perks.
He is is political spin meister. The ability to rebound from political scandal and keep the mayor clean!

5/03/2016 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm sure talks a lot like Daley. After listening to his mumbo jumbo you are left scratching your head wondering what the hell he just said.

5/03/2016 06:43:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I'm resilient enough to know that all this is bullshit and doublespeak. Bounce back from that Rahm.

5/03/2016 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puerto Rico put all the junkies and derelicts on a 1st class airplane and shipped them to New York, Chicago, and Miami.

Who said Chicago could not do the same thing with its homeless Lot cheaper TOO.

5/03/2016 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Rockafellar Foundation write this salary off at tax time? If so, we are already paying for it

5/03/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham why not build a corruption and graft museum dedicated to chicago's political elite.

5/03/2016 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's this guy's past experience with "holistic" approaches to I don't even know what to say anymore, i can't even put it in words. This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

5/03/2016 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now his majesty the mayor, is showing his plumber how grateful he can be. What did he do, gold plate his majestic toilet? Discover Rahms shit really does stink?
Or does his royal highness just need more eyes and ears in the P.D.?
Welcome the man with open arms. Take him on a ride-a-long in the south and west sides and talk only about the weather.

J.J.

5/03/2016 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
Why the hell does this city need a "deputy mayor" - and let me guess who is paying the salary...
Just when you think it can't get worse...


--No Cop Here

5/03/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

BCP hears --

"A sharp and sour horn accompaniment interspersed with lusty, ribald and blowzy male and female laughter along with the sound of libations being poured."

5/03/2016 01:14:00 AM

The whole thing reminiscent of that scene in The Ten Commandments of the Israelites gone astray, regaling themselves with wine, chasing girls, and worshiping the Golden Calf...

The City Council Du Soleil enters stage left, teetering on fifty-foot stilts, doing the Marcel Marceau I'm-trapped-in-a-box mime thing, and waving the Group Ritual Imagining Tool to create a blizzard of sparks and embers as Rahm escapes down Lower Wacker Drive with the police pension money...

http://tinyurl.com/h299wae

5/03/2016 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's from the Water Dept.
That means he's connected.

5/03/2016 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

"Aaron Koch served as the policy advisor for the New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability in July 2008 and most recently as the senior policy advisor in 2011. In these positions, he worked on initiatives such as improving water quality and climate change adaptation as part of the Bloomberg administration’s PlaNYC, a project for creating a greener, more sustainable New York...Prior to his work in New York, Koch served as the director of the Mayor’s Institute on City Design in Washington D.C., a national program of the National Endowment of the Arts, United States Conference of Mayors, and American Architectural Foundation that works towards preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities. Previously, he was a mayoral fellow in the Office of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley..."

http://sps.columbia.edu/sustainability-management/faculty/aaron-koch-Biography

One NGO and "director" and "program" after another, as the Rolodex Of Evil spins and spins. Where it stops...everybody knows. In the next available swivel chair with a six-figure salary.

Has anyone noticed that our future has been taken completely out of our hands?

5/03/2016 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Koch is an environmental architect .

Here is a site to look into Chicago Criminal Lawyers Blog, interesting point of view.

They correctly point out that Law Enforcement is often the scapegoat for the city's ills.

5/03/2016 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"who does he have Polaroids of and what we're they doing in those
Polaroids ?"

WTF are Polaroids? Frozen hemorrhoids?

5/03/2016 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a reminder, you can and should call 311 to set up a water testing appointment. The testing is for the water quality that come out of our home faucets.

5/03/2016 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sounds like a lot of expensive sewer and landscape work in Chicago's future!"

5/03/2016 01:18:00 AM

You betcha. "GeoChicago2016" is already on the way here. "Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Chicago, USA, August 14 - 18, 2016"

"Soil and ground water remediation, Ground improvement, Biotechnologies, Nanotechnologies, Waste Management and Remediation, Policy and Regulation, Embodied energy and green materials, Sensors and monitoring systems, Risk management and legal issues, Financial incentives and impediments, Public health and community resilience," and even "Integrated management assessment and options."

http://www.dfi.org/events%5CGeoChicago2016-ConfPreviewCall4Proposals.pdf

God help us all.

5/03/2016 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous kel744 said...

ummmmmmmmmmm does the new "Chief Resilience Officer's" salary get counted towards his city pension??? inquiring minds want to know.

More Rham bullshit....but remember..it's for the children..

5/03/2016 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another expensive do nothing position for a clouted schmuck. No money for our pensions though. Disgusting asshole Rahm.

5/03/2016 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's from the Water Dept.
That means he's connected.

5/03/2016 09:09:00 AM


SO true.

5/03/2016 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is more fuckery and thievery on Rahm's part.

5/04/2016 04:15:00 PM  

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