CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today was joined by members of the transition team, the community, advocacy organizations, elected officials and her cabinet for an event and panel discussion to reflect on the first 100 days in office and discuss the next steps it will take to address key priorities facing the city.
The new administration has championed landmark legislation to benefit working families and has worked to bring forward new investments in public safety, education and good governance reforms designed to make the city more efficient for the residents it serves.
During the event held at Kenwood Academy, Mayor Lightfoot thanked members of the transition team and the community for their contributions to ensuring a successful transition and outlined some of the key challenges the administration will take on next to continue driving change to benefit residents and businesses across the City of Chicago.
“Over these past 100 days, we have made important strides in building stronger communities, safer neighborhoods, and creating meaningful change across Chicago, but our work has only just begun,” said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. “I want to thank all our residents, community leaders, elected officials, and other stakeholders for their collaboration, partnership, and support in enacting historic legislation and unprecedented reforms for our city. In the months ahead, we must continue to stand together as we build on our success and take on even greater challenges to create a Chicago that is truly a beacon of hope and opportunity for every resident, and for generations to come.”
Thus far, the administration has focused on addressing some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing Chicagoans – including passing unprecedented reforms to make city government more transparent, directing equity-focused investment in schools and instilling regulations to generate fairness in communities and workplaces.
These efforts have advanced through stronger collaboration between the city and a broad range of stakeholders, bringing new voices and ideas to the table. Key highlights from the first hundred days include:
Moving forward, some of the next key priorities for the Lightfoot administration include addressing the FY2020 budget and the City’s long term fiscal health, expanding access to mental health and trauma services in every neighborhood, creating broader access to affordable housing, and passing a $15 minimum wage to further benefits for working families.
The Mayor has announced she will lead four budget town hall meetings throughout the city to ensure residents have an opportunity to learn more about the budget process, the upcoming 2020 budget, and ways the City will address its financial challenges. To give the Budget Town Hall meetings a framework of the topics residents want to discuss, the City is launching a new public survey at www.chicago.gov/2020budget
Now through September 30th, the survey will act as a tool for the administration to ascertain which priorities residents want to focus on over the course of the discussion.