I went to the City Council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation.
I picked this one because the agenda filed on March 30, 2012 and available online indicated that there would be a resolution credited to the 1st Ward recognizing the work of Timothy “Tim” Mitchell as Superintendent of the Chicago Park District.
Tim has been part of the former Daley administration in lots of positions.
He became the Superintendent after the illegal destruction of Meigs Field so I got to see him at a lot of meetings about the issue.
But when I got to City Hall there was a new agenda and the recognition item was deleted.
The big issue was the vote to allow the selling of tickets for the seating in the Petrillo Band Shell in Grant Park during the Taste of Chicago. The resolution passed. If you want a real seat you’re going to pay twenty-five bucks.
The lawn is still free.