doctorow at November 17th, 2013 20:41 — #1
mikea at November 17th, 2013 23:23 — #2
This is a BIG F'IN DEAL!
Chicago depends on the code being incomprehensible and inaccessible so only does guys dat know da guy get inspector approvals.
It's really, really hard to get a straight answer on what is allowed.
kimmo at November 18th, 2013 07:11 — #3
crime_bloc at November 18th, 2013 09:05 — #4
You know where this is going...
chgoliz at November 18th, 2013 09:23 — #5
At first I was surprised -- I've been through two Daleys, after all -- but then I realized it makes sense. City Clerk Mendoza has spent her time in office upgrading and streamlining citizens' access to city services. This is of the same piece.
bigboppa at November 18th, 2013 11:32 — #6
Now if they would only open the books and let us see where all the $$$$$$ handed over to the so called charter schools has really gone because it sure as hell hasn't been spent on improving the schools.
carlmalamud at November 18th, 2013 13:45 — #7
Many thanks to Daniel X. O'Neil for the photograph of me and the Clerk. My bad for leaving that out of the post. (Thanks also to Daniel for putting the entire event together!)
civicwhitaker at November 18th, 2013 13:52 — #8
Here's a video of Carl's speech:
You can also watch the other presentations on Smart Chicago's YouTube page.
wrecksdart at November 18th, 2013 14:37 — #9
Anybody here involved in similar efforts in their own state or municipality? I'm kinda curious about Florida's efforts in this vein and wondering what I could do to help.
doctorow at November 22nd, 2013 20:41 — #10
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