What if Chicago was NOT broke? Hear about the book that explains it all – “Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve” at the next meeting of United Neighbors of the 35th Ward.
The presenter will be Tom Tresser, the organizer and editor of the book and the author of the chapter on TIFs. Tom is a civic educator and public defender who has been working to promote grassroots democracy in Chicago for over 30 years. There will be time for Q&A and books will be for sale.
“Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve” is a collection of short articles showing how we can save and generate MAJOR sustainable, progressive revenues for Chicago. The authors are all local experts in civic policy and many are educators. The book seeks to influence Chicago’s budget process and larger discussions about our future.
The book is $12 and is available at http://www.wearenotbroke.org.
Karen Lewis, President, Chicago Teachers Union, said this about the book: “There are only a few people courageous enough to sift through the lies and tangled webs that proves Chicago isn’t broke, but the politics are. Most people won’t take the time to do the research, but Tom Tresser and his team have and this book should be on your list.”