Grassroots Collaborative Statement on the Postponed Vote for Lincoln Yards and the 78 MegaTIFs
CHICAGO – On Tuesday, responding to mounting pressure from a diverse coalition of community organizations, Aldermen, Aldermen-elect, and Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, Finance Committee Chairman Patrick O’Connor postponed the vote on the Lincoln Yards and 78 MegaTIFs. The following is a statement from Grassroots Collaborative Executive Director Amisha Patel.
“We appreciate the actions by Mayor-elect Lightfoot to delay this vote and Mayor Emanuel’s acquiescence to the will of Chicago voters. But 48 hours is not a meaningful delay for projects that will impact the city for decades to come.
“The subsidizing of luxury developments is not the right priority for Chicago. The officials that should decide what the right priorities for Chicago will be sworn-in in May and no votes should be happening around these projects until that time.”