Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chicago Reader Watchdog Weighs in On Pace of Progress for DePaul/Marriott Plan

Chicago Reader's Watchdog Ben Joravsky provides some thoughts on the pace of the DePaul/Marriott deal:
For all the energy he's exerted on his big DePaul/Marriott deal, you'd think Mayor Emanuel would be shouting its praises from the rooftops.  
Like he's really proud of it and wants everyone to know what he's up to. 

But, no, he's stealthily sneaking this baby through the City Council approval process like a thief in the night, as the great Mayor Harold Washington might put it.  
Over the summer, Mayor Emanuel rammed through one aspect of the deal on a voice vote—most aldermen probably still don't know what went down.  
He was up to his old tricks at last Wednesday's meeting with the zoning committee for the DePaul basketball arena and the Marriott hotel—which you, the taxpayer, will pay to build on land that you will also pay to purchase.
An interesting read for suspicious Sloopsters who don't like this deal.

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