Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Daley Sounds Off On Olympic Naysayers

So last night was the 2nd ward 2016 Olympic meeting and unfortunately we couldn't make it. Did anyone have a chance to go? If so, we would love to hear your thoughts. We will also keep our eyes posted for other coverage of the 2nd ward meeting.

Regardless, there have been a couple articles we've recently read specifically talking about other ward meetings. Here is a lengthy recap from the Chicago Examiner and here is another one from the Chicago Tribune about the Lakeview 'ward' meeting.

Finally, we read another story about Mayor Daley blasting some of the Olympic naysayers:
“You’re against it. You were against Millennium Park. You were against 911. You were against Soldiers Field. You were against Meigs Field. What else were you against? You’re against a lot. But, that’s freedom of speech,” Daley said.

“Some people don’t want this. … That’s part of American democracy. They can stand up and say anything they want. … But, in the next five years, six years, tell me one [other] thing that can bring jobs and economic opportunities and, besides that, guarantee an investment by the federal government [of] billions of dollars in infrastructure. If you have something better, I’d love to see it.”

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