The Latest from the Alderman
(March 26, 2019)--Alderman Maldonado joined community groups to urge the City of Chicago to assess the impact of public spending on the proposed Lincoln Yards, a luxury home, office and entertainment development. This assessment, called the Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA), would allow Chicagoans to know better how public spending creates racial progress or stymies it.
Maldonado said, "Using this report will prevent city officials from repeating the mistakes our predecessors did. When we know better, we do better."
"We've had an old process that has created the "have" and the "have not" neighborhoods. It's what brought Martin Luther King to Chicago so many years ago. Let's bring in the new by examining racial progress or setback before spending the public's tax dollars."
REIA reports examine proposed public spending before the project is approved. Before public spending turns out to exacerbate segregation and deprive minority residents of amenities such as good transportation and schools, bustling retail, and neighborhood jobs.
Maldonado explained, "It's just like the Environmental Impact Assessment Report. If in the 1950s, city officials had an Environmental Impact Assessment in their hands, they wouldn't have built homes and schools in Love Canal over a toxic waste dump."
"Now is the time to ensure that the policies shaping this development are informed, thoughtful and comprehensive - and that includes examining them through a racial equity lens."
Job Fair, 10am - 2pm, Thursday, April 11th
Employers Attending the Fair
ASI Home Care
American Job Centers
Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago Women in Trades
Delmon Medical College - Dialysis Program
Employer & Employment Services, Inc.
European American Association
(Home Heath Aides)
Greater West Town Training Partnership (Woodworking & Shipping/Receiving)
HMSHOST (O'Hare Airport)
Illinois Dept. of Central Management (Diversity Enrichment Program)
Illinois Dept. of Human Services (Bureau of Recruitment and Selection)
Illinois Dept. of Human Services (Latino Affairs)
Kates Detective & Security, Inc.
(Jobs for People with Records)
Touchpoint Support Services
Rebuilding the Ward, Preventing Crime, Developing Bustling Retail
Since 2009, Ald. Maldonado has accelerated the rebuilding of the 26th Ward, which started when residents united to counteract the lack of city services in the Ward. He has sunk over $10 Million into the Ward, building safe streets, bringing schools near-by and good businesses that serve residents' needs.
"Maldonado has spent over $10 Million to rebuild the 26th Ward with freshly paved streets and alleys, brighter lightening and security cameras--all in an effort to prevent crime. Simply put, blighted streets attract criminal elements."
Tackling Crime Head On
Ald. Maldonado has pressed to fill police shortages, pushed for "hot spot" monitoring to be standard, and pressed to ban all guns. He has shut down shady businesses that cheat customers, keep their stores unsanitary, and allow gang members to loiter.
Building Affordability into the 26th Ward
Ald. Maldonado has been keeping the 26th Ward affordable for our neighbors and the next generation. In the last 2 years, his support has resulted in nearly 200 new or rehabbed apartments added to the housing stock in the 26th Ward. He even added 6 single family homes for $247,000 each. Long-time residents, who rebuilt the Ward, have earned their right to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
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