(Don Gordon was being sneaky and hid this anti-Sherwin Avenue parking garage essay in a DNAinfo.com article about people spots. )
Don Gordon · Top Commenter · Adjunct Lecturer, Political Science at Northwestern University
So let's put this in perspective for those of us up here in the People's Republic of Rogers Park. Lakeview, hardly a community known as a bleeding edge, progressive ward (not a knock, just an observation) is implementing a concept born in the streets of the very progressive city of San Francisco. People space before parking space? Mind-boggling isn't it?
Yet HERE in the supposedly very green, very progressive community of Rogers Park, we have an alderman who believes that a 300 car parking garage is what our community needs - not more green space, not a real bike path down Sheridan Road, not less room for cars but more.
Guess it supports the well worn platitude that if you tell people something often enough - I am a progressive alderman - they will believe it - whether it's true or not. How sad, because I'm a big proponent of full transparency in government. But that transparency is highly dependent on a populace intelligent enough not to be hood-winked by political rhetoric... :-(
(By the way transparency is an overused modern buzzword. How about something different for a change like pellucidity?)
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- Public Notice
- Address - 7313 - 7333 North Sheridan & 1233 - 1247 West Sherwin
- File No. 17769
- On 6-26 2013, an application was filed by
- Name and Address : Rogers Park Solutions LLC 104 So Michigan Suite 500 60603
For additional information please contact the applicant at:
Contact information: Andrew Scott Atty (312) 627-8325
This notice shall be posted not less than 5 days after the filing above application and shall be removed within 3 days after the public hearing.
City Of Chicago
Department of Housing and Economic Development