Low participation in Chicago’s property tax rebate program has resulted in a surplus of $14 million for the city. We are proposing that this money be spent on a comprehensive violence prevention and youth development strategy to relieve the crisis of violence in our communities. Our three-pronged proposal uses funds to:
The mayor’s office has agreed to have a face to face meeting between the mayor and our coalition leaders before April 7th. This happened only after months of calls, letters, demonstrations and after three people were arrested March 24th for trying to meet with their elected mayor.