CHICAGO — Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will bring the “Take Charge Chicago” petition to City Hall.
He’s calling for the city to put a two-term limit on Chicago’s mayor and establish an elected consumer advocate for taxpayers. Mayor Rahm Emanuel would be ineligible to run for a third term if the proposal became law.
If the “Take Charge Chicago” petition gets 53,000 signatures by the Aug. 8 deadline it would be on the ballot in November.
Quinn blames the city’s tax hike for the need to take action.
“This tax hike on the backs of everyday people in Chicago underlines the need for mayoral term limits and a full-time Consumer Advocate for taxpayers,” said Quinn.
Chicago is the only city among the nation’s ten largest without mayoral term limits. New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Houston all have term limits on their mayor.