Valley Park Residents Try to Cut Off Money for Immigration Lawsuits
Alderman Don Carroll is expected to introduce the resolution -- which was written by a Valley Park citizen (as opposed to the city attorney) and hand-delivered to the aldermen via courier last week.
The resolution says public funds would be better spent on tax breaks and that the immigration ordinances are a "financial burden and distraction."
The group, which numbers more than a dozen and represents all four of Valley Park's wards, formed almost two months ago but has kept its existence and the details of its meetings private. Members believe, however, that they have support for their resolution from five of eight aldermen. "And if we don't get action tonight, we're going to start upping the pressure," says one citizen.
I'll post an update tomorrow.