Ald. Ed Bus discusses his ideas for new city revenue--mustaches, beware
In an effort dig Chicago out of its massive budget deficit, the city’s Inspector General, Joseph Ferguson, released a series of suggestions. Some ideas aimed to cut costs, others would raise revenues; they could be called everything from thought provoking to politically impossible. The same was said of Ald. Ed Bus. The 53rd Ward alderman has been a fixture at the council for years. He represents a very, very, very small ward on the Northwest Side of Chicago--that little triangle of land at Fullerton, Elston and Damen. Bus unsuccessfully ran for mayor on the platform "Keep it Like it Was," and was miffed that no one consulted him on how to boost revenue. He joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk more about the suggestions floating around City Hall.
Read an in-depth summary of Ald. Ed Bus's ideas on WBEZ's news blog.
At WBEZ, Ed Bus is also known as Justin Kaufmann, a senior content developer who blogs about the news.