Can Chicago’s City Council Really Prevent Gentrification?
At its next meeting in October, Chicago’s City Council will vote on a plan that aims to prevent gentrification and promote affordable housing in a number of Chicago neighborhoods. If the measure passes, it would effectively kill another proposal to stymie escalating home prices along the 606 elevated trail in Logan Square. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing the plan, but some aldermen have voiced their opposition.
Morning Shift talks to WBEZ city politics reporter Becky Vevea and DNAinfo City Hall reporter Heather Cherone about the so-called “anti-gentrification plan,” whether it’s likely to pass and what its potential effects could be on Chicago families and businesses.