Mayor Lori Lightfoot marks her first 100 days in office this week, and it’s been an eventful few months for the newly-elected city leader.
She delivered on ethics reform, has curbed aldermanic prerogative at City Hall, passed a bill on predictable work schedules, faced off with political opponents in City Hall and is now looking for ways to close a one-billion dollar budget shortfall. In short, Lightfoot’s been busy.
But after homeless advocates last week criticized the mayor for breaking a campaign promise, accusing her of “business-as-usual politics,” some stakeholders are also expressing cautious concern over how the first 100 days have gone so far.
Morning Shift sits down with Andy Kang, co-chair of Lightfoot’s Good Governance Transition Committee; Niketa Brar, co-chair of the Education Transition Committee; and Angelique Power, one of the transition team co-chairs.
GUEST: Andy Kang, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice; committee co-chair the Good Governance committee on LL’s transition team
GUEST: Niketa Brar, executive director for Chicago United for Equity; committee co-chair on the Education and Youth committee on LL’s transition team
Crain’s: Lightfoot 100 (Crain's Chicago Business)
Lori Lightfoot’s action-packed first 100 days (Chicago Sun-Times 8/23)