Will you support an ordinance to reduce the number of wards?

Corruption

Yes

NO

Chevette A. Valentine IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

No

A tentative yes. Without having the benefit of an insider’s perspective, it certainly
seems to this outsider that having a 50-person legislature has not served our city well.
With each alderman controlling his or her own fiefdom, the economic incentive and
broad ability to commit fraud or otherwise enrich oneself to the detriment of ward
residents has proven too great for too many aldermen over the years. In a system with
fewer aldermen, city departments would have to be given greater responsibility, freeing
up aldermen to engage more intensively with serious policy decisions. Bigger wards
would also provide a better pool of qualified candidates.

NO.

NO

No response provided

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

Yes

No response provided

NO

NO

Michael E. LaFargue IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

NO

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

No response provided

YES! I would do this tomorrow if I could, even if it meant given up my ward. 50 alderman is
outrageous.

Susan Sadlowski Garza IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

candidate's responce

No

Stephen Niketopoulos IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Y

no

No

The number of wards is less important than making sure that aldermen represent their
constituents rather than special interests and that the aldermen are independent.