I will be adding other meetings as well as details about the meetings on an ongoing basis.
My mind has periodically boggled as I am dong this because I am astounded by how much “government” there is in Chicago.
Obviously there is the elected mayor, city clerk, city treasurer and city council with its committees.
But there are also appointed advisory councils to city departments that conduct public meetings.
There are the agencies governed by appointed boards: transit, education, housing, city colleges, the library, and the police board.
Then there are commission also governed by appointed boards that oversee public buildings, development, landmarks, and culture.
And there are the NGOs that focus on government. I put organizations like the League of Women Voters, the Better Government Association and other non-profits concerned with responsible government in this category.
I think it will take me until at least Valentine’s Day to create the comprehensive calendar I imagine as a helpful tool to citizens.