Ald. Arena's Call For Elected School Board Derailed By City Council

CITY HALL — City Council progressives called for a citywide referendum on an elected school board this week, only to see it assigned to the committee "where good legislation goes to die."

Ald. John Arena (45th) submitted the resolution at Wednesday's City Council meeting, and it was specifically labeled to go to the Education Committee. Some 14 aldermen immediately signed on, including members of the Progressive Reform Caucus, which includes Arena.

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