Important Transparency Reform Passes in Chicago

Any future privatization deals will require longer review periods, more input from the public, and more contractor oversight.

Posted on November 19, 2015


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Three years ago, legislation was introduced in Chicago that would drastically increase the oversight and transparency of privatization deals. Yesterday, the Chicago City Council voted to unanimously support this legislation.

This means that any future privatization deals will require longer review periods, more input from the public, and more contractor oversight. We want to congratulate Alderman Sawyer for introducing this bill, as well as AFSCME Council 31 and the Better Government Association for their leadership throughout the past three years.

Common Cause Illinois is committed to doing everything possible to make our state and local government more accountable to the people. Today was one huge victory in that fight, but there are many more to come.

Join us on February 10 to celebrate all of our victories and accomplishments at the 2016 Champions of Democracy Celebration! Reserve your seats today by clicking here!

Office: Common Cause Illinois, Common Cause National

Issues: Ethics and Transparency, Ethics

Tags: State Ethics

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