Campaign For Change Votes Virtual For Chicago’s 27th Ward
Much has changed in Chicago’s 27th Ward and in the city over the past few years. There has been a rise in the cost of parking and Chicago parking tickets since the Aldermen of Chicago voted to approve the lease of the parking system. There has also been an increase in the number of red light violation occurrences.
At the Campaign for Change, we believe that it is time for positive change in Chicago’s 27th Ward. We believe the Alderman should be working for the people to offer better services to the public. One way to accomplish positive change without increasing the budget for Alderman is to setup a virtual office.
Current Budget For A Physical Office
Reports have shown that since the City Council voted to increase their Aldermanic budgets, the Aldermen have used tax payer money to upgrade their vehicles and hire relatives and campaign supporters. The budget that the Alderman has for Chicago’s 27th Ward is roughly $90,000 which is being spent staffing two offices. Unfortunately, the two offices have not solved the problem with getting in contact with the Alderman.
Chicago’s 27th Ward is one of only six Chicago Wards to not have some form of after-hours answering system, and they only responded to one of three test calls placed according to a report from My Fox Chicago on February 10, 2010. The issue for residents is that getting to a public office is inconvenient and, in some cases, impossible during regular business hours.
Save Money By Going Virtual
Today, many of the residents of Chicago’s 27th Ward are connected to the internet, and every day more communication is occurring over the phone, through email and on websites. Much of the budget that is spent on the two offices that are currently open could be saved by offering a virtual office that offers 24-hour access to residents of Chicago’s 27th Ward.
Communication with the alderman and staff and access to city services would be much easier through a virtual environment. The best part is that the money saved can be reallocated to offer better services for Chicago’s 27th Ward including free legal assistance for administrative court cases. To learn more about the free legal assistance for Chicago’s 27th Ward visit http://www.27thwardchicago.com/free_legal _assistance
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