Chicago Ald. Joe Moore (49th) caused a stir at the city council's Human Relations committee meeting yesterday when he refused to consider a resolution on whether there should be an elected school board. Ten council members put their support behind a referendum on this November's ballot as to whether the school board should be elected, instead of appointed by the mayor.
It was to be considered at yesterday's committee meeting, but Moore refused to call the resolution, stating that resolution sponsor Ald. John Arena (45th) filed the needed paperwork three hours too late. Moore acknowledged that he spoke with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office before making his decision.
As the Tribune pointed out, Moore was once arguably the most vocal foe of former Mayor Richard Daley, but he has been an ardent supporter of Emanuel.