This isn't settling well with the aldercritters, who are on their collective high horses, even though they haven't yet heard any of his suggestions about how the city might dig its way out of the deep financial hole our elected representatives have put us in.
According to the Sun-Times,
“It’ll be presented to us as being a criticism of what we’re doing, [that] clearly we’re screwed up. Why can’t we do it that way and put us on the defensive before we even can read it and know if that’s true. That is crazy,” said retiring Ald. Helen Shiller (46th).
Well, here's a clue, Ald. Shiller: The City's finances are screwed up. Totally and completely. Thanks to creative funding of, oh, let's see, your bloated $100,000,000.00-plus Wilson Yard TIF, your idea that property taxes should go for fish farms instead of to schools and police, and your failure to vote against selling off the parking meters, among other things. Yet when someone comes up with a plan that may potentially save the City some big bucks, you and your buddies are insulted instead of grateful that there may be a way out of this mess you've created.
At least give the guy the courtesy of hearing what he has to say before you toss your hair ribbons to the ground and stomp away.