Horrors! Daley, Del Valle Still On New City Sticker
Most people would say “who gives a crap?” Some might be puzzled. “Isn’t Rahm Emmanuel and Susana Mendoza in office now?”, they’ll say.
Many others, probably understand that it takes time to print anything–especially 1.3 million city stickers. Printing something as complex as a city sticker takes months, a process that would have to begin well before the February elections even took place.
So, since the new Mayor and City Clerk were unknown at press time, Daley and del Valle stayed on this year’s city sticker.
But why is this even a story?
Because people over at Redeye, thought they were doing some investigative reporting by exposing this jaw-dropping controversy.
The article called this a “glitch” by failing to understand print production time requirements and perhaps more importantly, forgot to report the municipal code specifically requires the Mayor and the City Clerk to have their names and signature on the city vehicle sticker. If the Clerk’s office waited until after the election to produce the new stickers, the stickers wouldn’t be finished before June 1st.
Trib columnist Eric Zorn picked up on the story and took it one step further–asking new City Clerk Susana Mendoza to keep her name off the city sticker in the future.
Again, like many city licenses, permits, and such, the law requires the names and signatures of the mayor and city clerk on the decal.
Zorn, to his credit, publicly corrected his blog piece when someone over at the City Clerk’s office schooled him on what the law says.