Fed up with snow-covered side streets and ice-packed intersections, an influential alderman demanded Thursday that Mayor Daley set aside $1 million apiece from the sale of the Chicago Skyway, Midway Airport and city parking meters to restore "dangerous" snow removal cuts.
Transportation Committee Chairman Tom Allen (38th) said he plans to introduce the ordinance next week after being bombarded with complaints from angry constituents "in shock" that city snow removal has come to a screeching halt.
Struggling to rein in costs, Daley is cutting corners on snow removal-by using less salt, plowing side streets during normal working hours and skipping side streets altogether after minor storms.
More:Mayor Richard M. Daley Chicago Budget Richard Daley Chicago Parking Meter Privatization Midway Airport
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.Learn more