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Stakeholders Weigh In On Lightfoot’s First 100 Days

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

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GUEST: Niketa Brar, Executive director for Chicago United for Equity; committee co-chair on the Education and Youth committee on LL’s transition team

Background:

Crain’s: Lightfoot 100 (Crain's Chicago Business) 

Lori Lightfoot’s action-packed first 100 days (Chicago Sun-Times 8/23)

Homeless advocates ‘deeply disappointed’ by Lightfoot betrayal, shift to ‘business-as-usual’ politics (Chicago Sun-Times 8/20)

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