By Rev. Dr. Harold Bailey
President & Founder of Probation Challenge
& The PCC Network
Did Mayor Rahm Emanuel & Alderman Michelle Harris Conspire Together to Bring a Low Income Section 8 Senior Building to the 8th Ward?
That’s what I’m being told by several sources who strongly believe that Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris, conspired to bring the proposed Montclare low income Section 8 Senior housing project to Pill Hill, a prominent, middle and upper middle class section of Chicago’s 8th Ward.
The proposed development would be located at 9329 to 9429 S. Stony Island Ave., which consist of 134 units, 7 Story tall; a strip of land where 8th ward residents earlier were successful in running out Street Prostitution/Pimps and other undesirables who sought to take over a community of hard-working taxpayers and organized home-owners.
Just recently, 8th Ward residents blocked a marijuana facility and pawnshop from coming into the ward, projects supported by Alderman Harris.
Allegedly the proposal was conceived months ago without residents being made aware of downtown’s intents.
Another ‘hush venture’ in the community was to have medical marijuana dispensed close to a school but the project was shut down. This project was also at the direction of Alderwoman Michelle Harris.
It’s understood that any venture in Chicago regarding construction must be approved by the City Council and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. For certain, what’s done in the dark will surely come to the light.
To be continued:
Zoning board meeting is May 9, at 10:00 am
City Council Chambers
City Hall, 2nd. Floor