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Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter, Jr. speaks during a press conference at the Red Line Extension Community Outreach Center in the Roseland neighborhood in September.

Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter Jr. at a podium. This week, City Council is set to introduce an ordinance calling for Mayor Brandon Johnson to fire Carter.

Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter, Jr. speaks during a press conference at the Red Line Extension Community Outreach Center in the Roseland neighborhood in September.

Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter Jr. at a podium. This week, City Council is set to introduce an ordinance calling for Mayor Brandon Johnson to fire Carter.

Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times

CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. under fire from Chicago City Council

Plus, Shotspotter’s future with the city is up in the air.

Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter Jr. at a podium. This week, City Council is set to introduce an ordinance calling for Mayor Brandon Johnson to fire Carter.

Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times

By Ellie Gilbert-Bair
   

The Chicago City Council is set to introduce ordinances that call upon Mayor Brandon Johnson to fire CTA President Dorval Carter, amidst calls for “new leadership” in the transit agency.

Also on the agenda for Wednesday’s council meeting is a vote on the city’s contract with Shotspotter, a $750,000 settlement payment stemming from George Floyd protests, and a discussion of a potential “noise sensitive zone” around a downtown abortion clinic.

Reset hears a preview of this week’s Chicago City Council meeting.

GUESTS: Mariah Woelfel, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

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