Aldermen alternated between pleading for additional inspectors and thanking the leadership of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) for their assistance, as a supermajority of Council members attended the the budget hearing for one of the city agencies they interact with most. Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek, now in her third year, heard few challenging comments from aldermen, as they called for adding vice inspectors in evenings and weekends and gently enquired about planning for the new city Airbnb licensing program set to begin December 15.

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