“Because you’re an alderman in denial of the mess you’ve made — your budget votes or your pension-pretend or both — you want a pain-free solution. You always do.”

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4 years ago

I resent using a utility payment for purposes outside the utility. Increasing my water bill should be to remove lead pipes, finally separate storm from toilet water in Chicago, chlorination, upgrade capacity, Install meters, etc. but to use a water bill as an in-place convenient way to re funnel money into a Ponzi scheme that has nothing at all to do with water is wrong. They did it with cloud data center services, cell phones, etc. already. Any in place billing that was currently in place is now being “skimmed” for cash for pensions to spread the take under the… Read more »