In an attempt to fill all three referenda slots by next month’s filing deadline for placement on the November ballot, Ald. Walter Burnett (27) filed a letter with the City Clerk Monday that gives notice of his intention to call up his proposed question on infrastructure spending for a vote by the full body at the monthly Council meeting tomorrow.
Ald. Burnett’s proposed non-binding ballot question asks Chicago voters if they think the state and federal government should invest more money in city roads and public transit. Consideration ended in a rare tie vote (7-to-7) in the Rules Committee last Wednesday.
Under Robert’s Rules of Order a tie technically means a motion failed, but Rules Chair Michelle Harris (8) recessed the meeting and scheduled a second vote 45 minutes before the monthly meeting.