One of the big disappointments of the last two days of the 93rd General Assembly was the lack of consensus on the affordable housing program that the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless had been doggedly pushing for two years.
Mark Brown fingers Cook County Recorder of Deeds Eugene "Gene" Moore as the culprit in his column here.
One reason why Gene Moore is able to get so many people to listen to him: he is also the Proviso Township Democratic Party Committeeman. And Proviso Township had more Democratic primary votes than any other township or ward in Cook County in 2004. It was the #1 organization in terms of raw Democratic primary votes.
I hope the tolerance for Gene Moore's mess-ups has come to an end in the General Assembly on this issue and the advocates can get the leadership to get this program implemented in 2005.