The City Council voted on Friday to shelve two proposals and ignore a third posed by critics of Mayor Lori Lightfoot during a special meeting designed to force the mayor’s hand on the city’s mounting financial and public safety crises.
Ald. Raymond Lopez (15), Ald. Anthony Beale (9), Ald. Leslie Hairston (5) and Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) invoked a rarely-used rule to schedule the meeting, saying they were being left in the dark about the city’s plans to tamp down crime and fill a $700 million gap in this year’s budget.