Statement from Ald. Vasquez regarding the City of Chicago 2024 Budget Vote.
This past week, we engaged in negotiations with the Johnson Administration related to the 2024 City Budget.
The final week of budget hearings concluded today. We heard from some major departments this week, such as: We also introduced the following amendments to the 2024 Budget: In addition to the above amendments, we also supported in initiative for the City Clerk’s office to receive funding for the extra positions they’ve requested, which would […]
The 2024 Budget for the City of Chicago has been released! Here’s what’s in it.
I’d like to thank our city workers that were a part of this process and to thank all of the Departments’ leadership for their engagement in our budget discussion. I’d also like to thank Chairwoman Pat Dowell, for presiding over this year’s Budget hearings, you have done great work in keeping us focused and informed. […]
27 October 2021 Public Statement – 2022 City Budget Click here to download as PDF Dear Neighbors, I am pleased to be able to announce my support for the 2022 Appropriations Ordinance and associated budget documents presented to City Council at the October 27th session. This year, I introduced the first independent Aldermanic budget proposal […]
Watch: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=442686366723853 On December 17th, 2020, Alderman Vasquez hosted an online Fourth Quarter Townhall for the 40th Ward. The recording is available online here: https://www.facebook.com/40thward/videos/442686366723853 Questions submitted ahead of time and in the chat during the call are posted below, along with answers from the Alderman’s office: My question is, if permit parking is […]
November 20, 2020 Dear Neighbors, After careful consideration and having evaluated all available options to address Chicago’s unprecedented $1.2 billion budget gap, I have decided to vote yes on the City’s 2021 budget. This was not an easy decision in part because the budget includes a property tax increase. However, the reality is that the […]
Dear Neighbors, At yesterday’s City Council I cast one of nine “nay” votes opposing the Mayor’s proposed dispersal of approximately $1.1 billion in Federal CARES Act money. This was a difficult vote, as there were many worthy and necessary expenditures continued in the appropriations measure. However, my colleagues and I were unable to obtain a […]
When I ran for this office, one of my core platforms was establishing a Civilian Police Accountability Council because what I understood then, and I hope that many more understand now, is that as a society, we need to completely re-envision public safety. In the past week, I have received over 10,000 emails from neighbors who […]
Why I voted No on the 2020 Budget: In the past month and more so this past week, I’ve had conversations with hundreds of neighbors in our city and in the 40th Ward. Every single one of them seems to carry a tension on their shoulders when they ask me how the budget is looking. […]