City council: Don't do business with Arizona

June 2, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The resolution applies to new contracts. It won't have an impact on the city's arrangement with an Arizona firm which installed and maintained red light cameras around the city. The resolution applies to city departments and sister agencies.

People both supporting and rejecting the Arizona law spoke at Wednesday's meeting.

"Regardless of how loud or obnoxious the opposition is, they are still a minority, and it's about time democracy catches up," said one council member.

"Right now, the city council is ready to point the finger at Arizona for enacting a law that's gonna help the taxpayers," said Rosanna Pulido, director, Illinois Minuteman Project.

The resolution was co-sponsored by 12th Ward alderman George Cardenas and first Ward alderman Joe Moreno.

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