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Emanuel finally delivering 5 more ambulances; Vallas promises 25 more

Vallas said five new ambulances is not enough to satisfy the need to reduce response times. Chicago needs 25 more ambulances — for a total fleet of 100 — and will get it over a four-year period if he’s elected mayor.

“If you look at the five largest cities in the country-per- capita, we have about 40 percent fewer ambulances than they have in those cities combined,” Vallas said, noting that New York City has “well over 600.”

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Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas’ economic plan includes property tax hike, City Hall cuts and state help

“Vallas’ plan attempts to tackle the city’s financial challenges without relying entirely on tax increases for Chicagoans who already have been tapped for a record $543 million property tax increase, and various other fee and fine increases on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s watch to help stabilize the city’s pension funds and reduce a City Hall budget shortfall that has shrunk but has yet to be entirely wiped off the books.”

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What Paul Vallas brings to the race for mayor

“He may propose transformational changes that rile this or that constituency — ideas on how a cash-strapped City Hall should budget its money, or run its schools, or improve its jobs climate, or attack its violent crime rate. He isn’t afraid to take risks, in Chicago and other cities where he’s worked to revive moribund school systems.”

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PRESS RELEASES

Hiring Retired Detectives

CHICAGO, August 15, 2018: I will rebuild and maintain the Bureau of Detectives’ strength at a minimum 1,200. I will provide additional support for the Bureau by recalling 400 former CPD detectives and officers with detective experience. The “Retiree Corp” is intended...

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Economic Development: Correlated Adversity

CHICAGO, June 3, 2018: In his book When Work Disappears, sociologist William Julius Wilson was among the first to link economic upheaval to a chain reaction of collapsing urban social structures. It starts as one household after another loses income and cannot...

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Keeping Students Safe 24/7

The Chicago Tribune recently released stories that detail the widespread abuse of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), abuse that is tragic and deeply disturbing. These abuses reflect a failure of leadership at CPS, an organization that witnesses a revolving door of...

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Public Safety First

PUBLIC SAFETY: The Challenge That We Face        We’re talking about public safety first because no other policies or plans matter if people are afraid to live here. There's a reason the economy in Chicago is currently growing at half the national rate, our property...

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Emanuel finally delivering 5 more ambulances; Vallas promises 25 more

Vallas said five new ambulances is not enough to satisfy the need to reduce response times. Chicago needs 25 more ambulances — for a total fleet of 100 — and will get it over a four-year period if he’s elected mayor.

“If you look at the five largest cities in the country-per- capita, we have about 40 percent fewer ambulances than they have in those cities combined,” Vallas said, noting that New York City has “well over 600.”

read more

Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas’ economic plan includes property tax hike, City Hall cuts and state help

“Vallas’ plan attempts to tackle the city’s financial challenges without relying entirely on tax increases for Chicagoans who already have been tapped for a record $543 million property tax increase, and various other fee and fine increases on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s watch to help stabilize the city’s pension funds and reduce a City Hall budget shortfall that has shrunk but has yet to be entirely wiped off the books.”

read more

What Paul Vallas brings to the race for mayor

“He may propose transformational changes that rile this or that constituency — ideas on how a cash-strapped City Hall should budget its money, or run its schools, or improve its jobs climate, or attack its violent crime rate. He isn’t afraid to take risks, in Chicago and other cities where he’s worked to revive moribund school systems.”

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WGN Radio: Paul Vallas Ready to Fix Rahm’s Failures

This week John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by the former head of Chicago Public Schools Paul Vallas to talk about why he’s not buying Rahm Emanuel’s softer-side & to explain how he plans to fix Chicago’s problems that are being overlooked by Rahm -including the development of the south/west sides & the Chicago Police Department’s anemic detective ranks. Plus, Kasso derides the mainstream media’s reaction to pile of diplomacy left in Helsinki by President Trump. And Carlin looks at social media’s impact on culture.

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Paul Vallas on The Jam

Summary provided by The Jam: Chicago’s Mayoral Election is less than a year away, and as of now there are 10 candidates fighting to win a spot on the ballot. Former Chicago Public School CEO Paul Vallas announced earlier this month he’s running and stopped in to share his vision and plans for the city’s future.

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