Thursday, December 9, 2010
Mayor Daley is the "love him/hate him" Mayor of the last decade and a half. What remains of his tenure are beautiful downtown streets, a comparatively well funded art scene, a half-assed recycling program, a gorgeous park where there used to be an airport, crappy schools, normal violence, and these meters randomly left behind for cyclists to lock their bikes to. The meters being replaced by pay boxes on almost every street and no more free parking while one is visiting the park. You got to admit that Daley has always been true to himself. Few politicians remain as authentic as he has after serving for as many years.