S T A F F    B I O G R A P H I E S

Jim Poole, Chief of Staff
jim@chicago47.org 773-549-4462

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Staff Assignments, Supervision and Troubleshooting

Public Safety—crime & enforcement
  • · 19th& 20th Police District liaison
  • · CAPS Meetings
  • · Parking Tickets & Enforcement
Utilities & Infrastructure
  • · Liaison with Department of Water Management
  • · Sewer Cave-Ins, Water Leaks
  • · Capital Projects
Newsletter Production

Website Management
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Aldermanic Menu
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Legislative Issues
  • · Ordinances & Resolutions
  • · Refuse & Senior Rebates
  • · City Claim Forms
Liquor Licensing
  • · Quality of Life Committee

Brad Gregorka, Program Coordinator & Constituent Services Liaison
brad@chicago47.org 773-549-2745
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Public Surfaces/Sanitation

  • · Streets, Sidewalks & Alleys
  • · Curb & gutters
  • · Public way inspections
  • · Graffiti Removal
  • · Garbage/Recycling
  • · Rodent Control
  • · Snow Removal & Street Sweeping
Street Furniture
  • · City street signs, honorary signs
  • · Street lights
  • · Trees & planters
  • · Bus shelters & benches
  • · Meter pay boxes
  • · Disabled parking signs
Urban Design—planning and construction oversight (esp. streetscapes)

Transportation
  • · Parking
  • · Loading/standing zones
  • · Traffic control devices, traffic calming
  • · Public transit/CTA
  • · Pedestrian & bicycling issues
  • · 47th Ward Transportation Committee
  • · Car sharing (I-Go & Zipcar)

Dara Salk, Community Outreach Director
dara@chicago47.org 773-549-2735

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Constituent & Block Club Support

  • · Quality of Life Issues
  • · Community Service Projects
  • · Ward Council Coordination
  • · Support block club formation, membership & meetings
Senior & Disabled Issues
  • · Outreach, support & coordination
  • · 47th Ward Senior Council
Schools & Education
  • · GROW47 Coordination
Utilities –
Outreach, support & coordination
  • · 47th Ward Senior Council
Community Outreach

  • · Represent office at community events
  • · Ward Council communication & support
  • · Gardening Workshops
Environmental
  • · 47th Ward Green Council
  • · Energy efficiency
  • · Air, water, land & food quality
  • · Urban agriculture
Volunteer Coordination
  • · Recruit, train & supervise desk volunteers
  • · Maintain front desk tasks and manual
Animal Issues (Brad does rats)
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Private Utilities – ComEd, AT&T, Comcast, RCN
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Ernie Constantino, Planning & Development Director
ernie@chicago47.org 773-549-4555

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Zoning & Development

  • · Big development projects
  • · Rezoning approval process
  • · TIF & SBIF issues
  • · 10-day Waiver/Ald Letter
  • · Zoning Advisory Committee
Business & Commercial Issues
  • · New businesses & licenses
  • · Business support, SSA issues
  • · Sidewalk cafes permits
  • · Signs & awnings permits
Private Buildings

  • · Dept. of Buildings Liaison
  • · Permits
  • · Code Violations, Housing Court, Administrative Hearings
  • · Historic Preservation
Arts & Culture Promotion
  • · Office OpenWall gallery
  • · Public art projects
Parks & Recreation—maintenance & improvements, liaison with Chicago Park District
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Festivals & Special Events