We have heard an unconfirmed rumor that Oak Park’s infamous “Living Wage” ordinance will come up for consideration in front of the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees as soon as July 6. The timing for consideration is… curious.
We’ve written previously about the ordinance and again about the first time Oak Park’s Village Board considered it. And for those of our readers who may not remember what we’re talking about, here is a link of the original draft legislation. We wonder, again, at the timing for consideration… just after everyone comes back from the July 4 holiday – with a Board meeting on the 6th? What are they (whomever “they” are) are hiding? Who ever is driving the agenda, they are certainly being clever in their timing and ingenious with their camouflage.
DON’T SAY THAT YOU WERE NOT WARNED!
Update Wednesday July 7, 2010
The Oak Park Village Board effectively killed the proposed “Living Wage Ordinance” at their July 6th meeting.
Four Village Trustees (Jon Hale, John Hedges, Jan Pate, Ray Johnson) voted to accept the report and reject its recommendations. Village President Pope along with trustees Glenn Brewer and Colette Lueck voted to accept the report and be open to more discussions.
This vote was a clear expression that the months of negotiations and compromises by Oak Park’s Community Relations Commission, had little support among the seven members of the Oak Park village board.