Davis vows to reform gov't if elected mayor

December 27, 2010 3:46:35 PM PST
Congressman Danny Davis pledged Monday that if elected mayor, he will reform Chicago by making its government transparent and by empowering the City Council to play a full rule.

The 14-year U.S. representative from the West Side criticized the Daley administration for what he called overnight decisions by executive order. He listed four examples.

"Overnight, Meigs Field bulldozed. Overnight, red light cameras go up. Overnight, privatized Skyway deal done. Overnight, parking meters. The city revenue has been sold for short-term profit, and there is little long-term gain for the city or its residents," he said.

Davis says he has asked attorneys to see if the parking meter deal can be revised to give the city a better deal.