Please describe your service office staffing plan, including the number of staff, full and part time, how you will pay for them, and the number of hours per week that your service office will be open.


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I employ 5 full time staff. Three are paid full time by the City, and two are contract
employees partly paid for by the City. I raise money to support staff salaries. My service office is open 5 days a week, Mondays 9-7, and Tuesday-Friday 9-6.

Other than my pledge to have a ward night once a week where I am available to meet with my
constituents after normal business hours, I haven't yet determined the best staffing model for my
Ward office. However, if the current staffing hours are not enough to properly service my
constituents, I will consider hiring part time staff from my campaign fund.

My vision is to have a staff of 3 fulltime, 3 part time and 6 temporary/intern/volunteer.
Staffing will be fully supported by proper allocations budgeted towards aldermanic staffing
and discretionary funding. I envision 48 hours of service per week (Monday - Saturday)

Our Office is open five days a week, Monday through Friday. We host after-hours constituent service hours on Monday evenings. My budget includes three full-time staffers and additional part-time staff.

I will determine this based on community needs.

My staff is a mix of paid and volunteer, three full-time and two part-time paid. Those
collecting a salary have college degrees and/or experience in areas related to the needs of
ward constituents – e.g., housing, public safety, parks, etc. Volunteers and interns from
colleges and universities manage the phones and the database, as well as research issues
raised by residents. My office is open five days a week for a total of 38 hours, plus the 4-7
hours for monthly meetings and forums held throughout the ward.

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I first will have to ascertain the budget and how many staffers are afforded the alderman in the new
or current budget. I will employ people from the community and those who have a vested interest
in me being a successful alderman for the ward.

I will have a paid chief of staff and office manager. I also intend to have a senior advocate,
community advisory committee and precinct captains for each precinct- expenses paid only. I will
utilize unpaid interns from within the ward along with other volunteer committees. I will have
constituents night twice a week- from 4pm-8pm.

I think it’s still too early to decide the number of staff and hours per week that the office
will be open, because that is determined in large part by the schedule of those I hire. I do
plan to have the office open during normal business hours, but I’d also include some late
evening or weekend hours to accommodate those residents who don’t have a traditional
work schedule.

Service will be open 5 days a week during normal business hours. I, however, will be available as necessary, regardless of business hours.

My service office is open 5 days a week, 40 hours

I willl pay them through aldermanic office fund.

Stephen Niketopoulos IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

3-4 staffers, 3 full time. I would need a COS, Field staffer and office staffer. I would be doing a lot of the work myself, so beyond that I would have to see what needs arise. I believe most staffers earn between $30,000 and $60,000 a year, I would have to look at the average budget for the wards to be sure. My office would be open 40 hours a week, with satellite offices being common due to the ward map.

I plan to have several staff members. The exact number will be directly related to what is necessary to effectively serve the constituents of the ward. I foresee that number being between four and six. I would like the office opened 6 days out the week with late hours once or twice a week for personal meetings with constituents. Additionally, I will develop a smart phone app so that constituents can efficiently communicate with the ward office.

I’m extremely results driver so will ensure my office is as well. My office will be properly staffed by
industry experts in their respective fields. I also will be holding my office very accountable and
making changes when warranted.

Susan Sadlowski Garza IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

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My aldermanic office will have 4 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees as the city budget
allows. I will also use campaign money to hire additional staff. All staff will live in the 36th Ward.
We will also have one Polish speaking staff member and one Spanish speaking staff member at
all times. The service office will be open Monday-Saturday and we will have 2 Ward nights a

Utilizing funds allocated to run the Ward Office, I employ my Chief of Staff, Legislative Liaison, Scheduler/ Office Manager, Aldermanic Assistant, and Field Operations Assistant. My service office is open 5 Days a week from 8:30am- 6:00pm and on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month 10am-12pm, we also hold a ward night every Monday from 5:00-7:00pm.

I plan to employ 4 staff members, paid for by the city allotment, not including the ward
superintendent. 8am – 5pm M-F and 10 – 2pm Sat. To further help serve the public and train
future leaders, we will utilize interns from our local colleges.

My community service office has 3 full time employees and 3 part time employees as well as several interns during different times of the year. Our office is open 6 days/50 hours a week including a late night on Thursdays.

I will have a Chief of Staff and at least one staff member responsible for addressing constituent complaints and services, and one more dedicated to zoning and development. My office will be open 6 days a week, and will be open one night a week for Ward Night, during which time I will be available for constituent questions and discussions, which is one night a week more than our current Alderman.

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Carlos Ramirez-Rosa IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

I hope to hire five full-time staffers: a Chief of Staff, a Legislative and Policy Director, a Constituent Service Director, a Deputy Constituent Service Director, and an Administrative Assistant. The first four staffers will be salaried employees, compensated through my aldermanic budget, and the Administrative Assistant will be an hourly employee, whose wages will be drawn from the $35,000 I will cut from my own salary or from my political action committee. My service office will be open to the public no less than 40 hours per week, with a schedule that will accommodate working people who can only visit during the evenings or weekends. I will make
myself widely available for meetings with constituents and community groups.

First of all, the office will be open a full 40 hours per week and the City of Chicago provides a
budget for every Aldermanic office to hire 3 full-time employees. There are also extra monies that
can be used to hire part-time contract workers. My full-time staff will comprise of a bilingual
[Spanish] chief of staff, bilingual [Spanish] director of economic development and zoning, bilingual
[Spanish] director of constituent services. I will contract three part-time workers to work with
buildings& permits, special events, and the reception area. Also, I will have student interns and
volunteers to both learn the Aldermanic office and work in community events.

I am not aware at this point of the budget for the office and staff. We have not planned that far.
However, based on our experience with the 25th ward incumbent, the largest staff doesn’t always
translate in good service.

our service office staffing plan will include a staffing size to accommodate addressing the needs
of the community from logging and dispatching service needs to follow up
. the staff will be paid .....
. office ours will include day and evening hours to meet the community needs

Michael E. LaFargue IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council


Until I have a budget I can’t give a proper answer

I would have to know more about funds available, but minimally I would like representation for
Business and Zoning and Development and Constituent services. I envision a 9-6 workday with
alternative hours to be available for those whose schedules do not conform to these hours.

I have a fully-staffed ward office open Mondays 9am-7pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays 9am-5pm,
Fridays 9am-3pm, and Sundays 9am-1pm.

I will staffed based on what the city provides for each ward office and will also recruit heavily from
the area universities for unpaid interns – particularly Loyola and Northwestern. Our office will be
open 9-9 M-Th, 9-6 Fri. and 10-2 Sat. Some selective Sundays throughout the year

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. I will have a staff of 3 full-time employee that will be paid from the budget provided each alderman for staff. I will also hire part-time staff as needed that will be paid from the Aldermanic expense allotment. As Alderman, my service office would be open Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am – Noon.

You only get 4 permanent positions and you can use your yearly budget to put on 2 or 3 more
staff at about 15 to 18 dollars and however it does not include benefits, I would need and
infrastructure person, a liaison for GLBT issues, housing and survival services, A city service
person. We would all take service request, not only follow up with the city to see if the issue was
taken care of but also the constituent that was directly affected. My office would be an open door
policy; I would be open from 9-5 M, TU 9 to 7 on Wed. 9-5 Thru. In addition, Fri. 10am to 1PM on
Sat., I will have a 24-hour service line so if there were an emergency you would be able to talk to
a live staff no matter what time of night it is, emergencies are not on a 9 to 5 bases. I can be
done I did it.

Joseph J. Moseley II IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council


Other than my pledge to have a ward night once a week where I am available to meet with my
constituents after normal business hours, I haven't yet determined the best staffing model for my
Ward office. However, if the current staffing hours are not enough to properly service my
constituents, I will consider hiring part time staff from my campaign fund.

I view the primary job of an alderman’s staff as “customer service” where the
“customers” are all the residents of the ward. My staff is knowledgeable on specific issue areas,
both to assist residents with problems in those areas and to provide me with the information I will
need to make decision on City Council actions. My chief-of-staff is responsible for the day-to-day
operation and supervision of my ward service office, and my staff spends the vast majority of their
working hours in the ward.
Currently, my ward staff consists of six full-time assistants. My service office is open officially 45
hours a week, which are longer hours than most aldermanic service offices. In addition, my office
hosts many community meetings during the “off-hours.”

Chevette A. Valentine IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council


My staffing plan would entail at least four full-time staff, to be compensated through my budget
or supplemented through campaign fundraising efforts. My service office will be open at least 40
hours per week, likely longer, and will include Saturday hours at least one day per month.