Aldermen are expected to hold a confirmation hearing today for a new appointee to the Chicago Police Board, Eva-Dina Delgado. If approved, Delgado, a registered lobbyist for People’s Gas and longtime Daley administration fixture, would replace Claudia Valenzuela, who resigned.
Between 2003 and 2008, Delgado served in various capacities in Mayor Richard M. Daley’s office, moving from Assistant to the Mayor to Deputy Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Soon after, Delgado was Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, then Legislative Counsel to President of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), representing CTA in front of the U.S. Congress, General Assembly, Cook County Board, and City Council, according to her LinkedIn.
If approved by committee, her appointment would last until August of 2017, to complete Valenzuela’s term.
She comes aboard as Police Board President Lori Lightfoot has hinted she and the board might more actively pursue their own policy proposals on reforming the Chicago Police Department.
The committee will also consider an amended intergovernmental agreementbetween McPier and the Chicago Police Department. The agreement, first made in 1996, would extend a contract for CPD Officers to patrol Navy Pier, and would expand the location of services to include the McCormick Place complex and campus. Under the agreement, off-duty, uniformed CPD sworn officers can wear their uniforms while patrolling McPier facilities as independent contractors.