Thank you to Daniel Bociaga for conducting my first interview of the 2015 Campaign for 45th Ward Alderman.
English Version: (the first few seconds are in polish; then English)
Interview with Todd Emperado on Radio Asylum October 26 2014; interview starts at about 4:55.
APPELLATE COURT RULING CONFIRMS GARRIDO DID NOT TAKE MONEY FROM THE PARKING METER COMPANY AND WILL NOT GET TWO PENSIONS IF ELECTED
Garrido’s claims of defamation are not meritless because “the record provides no support for defendants’ contention that the statements about the parking-meter deal are actually true,” Justice Maureen E. Connors…“There is no evidence that plaintiff received campaign contributions from either LAZ Parking, which is the company responsible for the privatization deal, nor any evidence that he personally profited from the deal,” Connors wrote.
In addition, Connors wrote the ads’ statements about Garrido’s pensions were also not true. “While plaintiff could theoretically receive both an aldermanic pension as well as his police pension at some point in the future, he would not even be eligible for an aldermanic pension until he had served as alderman for 10 years, an event that is not only speculative but that would be contingent on plaintiff winning at least two additional four-year terms as alderman,” Connors wrote. “This is a far cry from the mailers’ assertion.”
GARRIDO STANDS WITH THE GLADSTONE PARK COMMUNITY
“We support everything except removing a lane of traffic…we just want to have our voices heard,” said John Garrido, resident.
GARRIDO TAKES A STAND AGAINST REMOVING A LANE OF TRAFFIC ON MILWAUKEE AVE
People in the Gladstone Park community are concerned over the nearly 10 mile stretch of Milwaukee Avenue from Elston to Lawrence avenues. “We like the bike lanes, but we like them where they are,” said John Garrido.
GARRIDO CONTINUES TO STAND WITH RESIDENTS AGAINST MILWAUKEE AVE “ROAD DIET”
“I think the pressure from the community made a difference,” Garrido said, crediting the petitions signed by more than 4,000 people opposed to the bike lane proposal for influencing the alderman.
However, Garrido said he would continue to oppose the proposal to eliminate one lane of traffic along Milwaukee to expand the existing buffered bike lanes.
“It is not over yet,” Garrido said, adding that he favors maintaining two lanes of travel in each direction along Milwaukee while expanding the white buffered bike-lane pavement markings between Lawrence and Elston by reducing the center turn lane.