Former Alderman Pulls Fast One With RPP Zone
The key word being “was.”
You see, Schulter lost his seat on the Chicago city council last February when newcomer Ameya Pawar came in and defeated him for the post.
But Schulter had gave himself one last present of clout before he left office–a brand new Residential Permit Parking zone for his block according to the Chicago Tribune.
Schulter claims he was working with residents from his block long before the election, although documentation seems to prove the process only started after he lost the election.
In addition, it seems only three houses on the block returned post cards approving the RPP, which is much fewer than what is required under the law. The Chicago municipal code requires 65% of residents must approve. But guess what? No one can find the paperwork proving the RPP was setup correctly.
In the meantime, residents of the area say the RPP on Schulter’s street is having a negative parking and traffic impact in this area around the popular Welles Park.
Here’s the Trib’s full story, “Permit parking on ex-Ald. Eugene Schulter’s street stirs questions.”