Trib Says Mayor Got $10,000 In Donations Linked To Red Light Camera Bidder
The Chicago Tribune is alleging the wives of two executives for a company vying for the city’s red light camera program donated $5000 each to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political campaign.
According to the story, the Mayor issued an executive order prohibiting city contractors, or people bidding for a city contract or their spouses, from making campaign contributions. But, if the person owns less than 7.5% of the company in question, the contribution is acceptable which seems to be the case in this situation.
Bottom line, Emanuel is not returning the $10,000.
The company, System Development Integration, doesn’t seem to have a lot of experience in red light camera enforcement, although it has millions of dollars in contracts with the city for providing computer technology for different city departments.
Here’s the Tribune’s story, “Emanuel got $10,000 in donations linked to red light camera bidder.”