The 47th Ward Public Service office will be a transparent office. Transparency is a buzz word commonly thrown around in government and politics. To me, transparency means more than putting documents online or creating searchable databases. Transparency is about presenting governmental information in a digestible manner and then having a discussion about the information. Understanding what goes on in your government is the key to finding solutions to our most pressing problems. Government is simple – it just needs to be de-mystified.

As alderman, I will work with local media outlets, community organizations and you to make the operations of this office transparent. I will also work with Everyblock.com to make sure information related to zoning and development is readily available. Lastly, I want to work with you to craft publicpolicy.