I will be an Alderman who is accessible and works together with the community for the good of the ward. Can that be said about our current alderman? Every year each ward is allotted approximately $1.3 million dollars to use for infrastructure and public safety. In 2012, John Arena failed to utilize $616,365.00 of the allocated amount to the detriment of the ward. Why was this money left on the table?
Divided over the 5 neighborhoods that make up the 45th Ward, that comes out to approximately $123,273.00 per neighborhood. With input from each community, this money will be spent to enhance our neighborhoods.