Should Chicago cut the size of its City Council? It’s a conversation the BGA initiated back in December, with a look at council sizes around the country. Last week, Chicago Mayor-elect Emanuel indicated he was open to the idea as a way to cut costs.
Since then, newspaper reporters and columnists have been abuzz about the possibility of reducing the number of aldermen.
The Sun-Times editorial board also examined the issue, questioning whether cutting the number of aldermen in half would reduce constituent services.
That’s what they’re asking. Here’s what we’re asking: