Emanuel to cut Chicago board commissions

August 30, 2011 8:54:34 AM PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cutting by half the amount people serving on the various Chicago city boards and commissions are paid.

The mayor's office says the move will save tax payers more than $314,000 a year.

The boards affected are the Building Board of Appeals; the Human Resources Board; the Chicago Police Board; the Zoning Board of Appeals and the License Appeal Commission.

The mayor's office says stipends have already been eliminated for the city's Cable Commission and Board of Local Improvements.