Grassroots Collaborative questions city’s infrastructure trust

Members of the Grassroots Collaborative, including CCH, spoke out at City Hall Tuesday against the mayor’s proposed Infrastructure Trust. The Collaborative cited inadequate oversight and transparency for a funding plan that will allow $1.7 billion of private investment in city infrastructure.

Seven aldermen proposed alternative ordinances that would have required City Council approval of all Trust-funded projects, and given the city’s inspector general the power to investigate projects. But Mayor Emanuel’s Trust proposal passed without those oversights by a vote of 41-7, six weeks after it was first proposed.

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