Enlightening Commentary

Safe Passage Building Inspectors?

Posted on October 9, 2013

safe_passage_assaultThe Safe Passage Theater continues on even though it’s only in the news these days when some unfortunate soul catches a bullet within one. When the curtain was first raised on this shitshow, police, fire and many city workers filled in the routes in order to give the cameras (and Mayor) a good show. Since bad press (i.e. a homicide) is to be avoided at all costs, many city workers continue to man these routes at the cost of doing their actual jobs.

“Since the school year began, city workers from various departments have been pulled from their regular duties for a few hours a day to monitor Safe Passage routes throughout the city. Now, some residents and aldermen are complaining about gaps in city services due to the workers being pulled from their wards.

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd)… said he has gotten more complaints from residents in south Lakeview about tree debris sitting “for weeks on end” and delays in ordinance violation ticketing and rat calls… building inspections have been taking longer than usual because inspectors have been diverted to Safe Passage routes…”

Wait, what? Building inspectors are assigned to monitor Safe Passage routes? Now there’s a real efficient use of taxpayer time and money.

At least there won’t be a problem as long as those signs are present.


Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM

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