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Lori

lightfoot

toni

preckwinkle

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Lori

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toni

preckwinkle

1. Prioritize resident-driven community and economic development in South and West side neighborhoods.

 

2. Create a municipal public works jobs program focused on investment and job creation in neighborhoods most harmed by racial injustice.

3. Raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15 immediately, and index to keep up with inflation.

 

4. Establish Community Benefit Agreements for large-scale developments to prioritize hiring from local communities and unemployed Chicagoans.

5. Require all development projects using city resources, e.g. TIF funds, to create living-wage jobs and hire from high poverty neighborhoods.
 

"​I support a $15 min. wage. Chicago can be a truly global city only if it invests in long neglected neighborhoods and communities. As mayor, I will invest in our neighborhoods to provide jobs and economic opportunities for all residents."

Lori

lightfoot

"​I am the only candidate who has proposed a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2021. I have also advocated for TIF reform, CBA for the impending construction of the Obama Center and investment in small business microloans."

toni

preckwinkle

 

Lori

lightfoot

toni

preckwinkle

1. Distribute all citywide TIF revenue equitably to neighborhoods based on factors like area unemployment, income, and past investment.

2. End tax breaks and subsidies for wealthy corporations like Amazon and private development projects like Lincoln Yards.

3. Create an income tax for Chicago residents with incomes over $1 million/yr (millionaire's tax), to fund community investment.

4. Implement a progressive income tax to proportionately tax people in different income brackets.

5. Fix the broken property tax system and raise revenue from previously under-taxed downtown commercial and luxury real estate.

​"I will reform the TIF system to serve its original purpose - promoting economic development in blighted neighborhoods, and work with Fritz Kaegi to fix our broken property tax system so low and middle income homeowners are treated fairly."

Lori

lightfoot

"​It is a priority for my administration to implement a progressive income tax and generate progressive revenue through TIFs, to be directed to public schools. I have always advocated for a fair, equitable property tax system."

toni

preckwinkle

 
 

Lori

lightfoot

toni

preckwinkle

1. Create more affordable and mixed-income housing that includes Chicago Housing Authority vouchers for families in all neighborhoods.

2. Require developers to build affordable housing in all developments that receive city assistance, funding, or approval (upzoning).

3. Pass Rent Control in Chicago to keep rents affordable and neighborhoods stable.

4. Spend $150 million/year to prevent homelessness and help doubled-up families by raising the tax on luxury and commercial real estate deals.

5. Establish Community Benefit Agreements for large-scale developments, to preserve and add new affordable housing.

"​I have a detailed housing policy to: build and preserve affordable housing in every community, including family-sized units, push CHA to provide more housing opportunities, and fund homelessness prevention via a real estate transfer tax."

Lori

lightfoot

"​I have called for lifting the ban on rent control, a real estate transfer tax on properties sold for over $1 million, and the construction of more affordable, family-sized units. I would work with residents on a CBA for the Obama Center."

toni

preckwinkle

 

Lori

lightfoot

toni

preckwinkle

1. Reform the justice system to incorporate restorative justice and other healing practices instead of jail, especially for non-violent events.

 

2. Invest in a public health approach to ending gun violence in all of our communities.

 

3. Reform the police department to address issues concerning mental health, implicit bias, and the lack of transparency among the force.

 

4. Divert funds from the City of Chicago's $4 million/day Policing Budget and invest in mental health services and youth jobs and recreation.

5. Invest in mental health resources and community mental health prevention plans, prioritizing communities with the greatest need.

"​I’ve been very involved in policing and criminal justice reform, so I know how to implement these reforms. I’ve also called for a graduated real estate transfer tax with one-third of proceeds going toward community mental health programs."

Lori

lightfoot

"​It is crucial to shift the way we address criminal justice to recognize the underlying factors, such as poverty and mental illness, that disproportionately affect disinvested communities. Jail is not always the best option for offenders."

toni

preckwinkle

 

Lori

lightfoot

toni

preckwinkle

1. Build hospitals and community health centers on south and west sides, and work toward a universal system of care the covers all people.

2. Reopen the public Mental Health Clinics closed in 2011 and invest $25 million more in mental health services.

3. Create green jobs for Black and Brown communities including the immediate remediation of lead contamination in Chicago's water supply.

4. Create and implement a plan to replace or repair the infrastructure that is adding lead to the drinking water in our homes and our schools.

5. Invest in communities to fix food deserts in middle and lower income neighborhoods.

​​"I have released detailed policies addressing public health, mental health, environmental justice, lead in our water and economic development, and as mayor I will work to implement them all."

Lori

lightfoot

"​As County Board President, I have championed affordable, accessible healthcare. As Mayor, I would continue these reforms and reopen mental health centers. I have also proposed a plan for eliminating lead-service lines in water supply."

toni

preckwinkle

Lori

lightfoot

toni

preckwinkle

1. Fully fund neighborhood public schools so that there is a librarian, a nurse and adequate social workers and counselors for every school.

2. Adopt a more equitable school funding formula that better accounts for differences in student and neighborhood needs and resources.

3. Divest from policing and surveillance in schools, invest in restorative justice programs, mental health and supportive services in schools.

4. Free, universal public childcare and early education for all families, regardless of income and immigration status.

5. Chicago Public Schools should prioritize and reinvest in neighborhood public high schools, particularly those serving LatinX and African-American communities.

"My education policy calls for nurses, social workers and librarians in every school, an institutional framework to address inequity, including inequitable funding of schools in communities of color, and early education zones for ages 0-4."

Lori

lightfoot

"We must secure a long-term funding source in order to make meaningful investments in public education. Strong public schools in every neighborhood will increase opportunity for every child and provide greater equity between communities."

toni

preckwinkle