PRIVATIZATION ORDINANCE FINALLY MOVES ON
After languishing for nearly two years in the Chicago City Council's Rules committee, the Privatization Transparency and Accountability Ordinance was moved to the City Council's Workforce Development and Audit Committee. The BGA, some aldermen and advocacy groups have repeatedly called for a hearing on the ordinance. The Workforce committee will review the ordinance with an eye toward moving it on to the full council for wider debate and a vote. The BGA favors a more open and accountable privatization process that safeguards against another Chicago parking meter deal kind of fiasco.