Jordan Graham’s article, Politically Connected Group Gets City Contracts, $500K A Year For Little Work, disfavors the hard work and dedication of the many fine community groups and chambers of commerce in the 47th Ward. It is difficult not to read this as a biased politically motivated article rather than an informative investigative report particularly since the two former Ravenswood Community Council board members quoted in the article are involved with the current Alderman’s organization.
|Ravenswood Council: $500k for Little Work|
As the former Alderman of the 47th Ward, I respected all community organizations and chambers of commerce and worked to support their efforts to encourage economic development and needed social services. I would also like to point out that chambers of commerce and community groups control the hiring of their employees and community organizations are made up of voluntary board members. These dedicated residents take their time to make this a community where families want to raise their children and longtime senior residents want to stay. The 47th Ward would not be what it is today without the dedication of the many volunteers that take part in community organizations like the Ravenswood Community Council.
Eugene Schulter is the former Alderman of the 47th Ward.