Alderman Waguespack to speak at May 6 EVA meeting


Chicago Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) will be the guest speaker at the next East Village Association membership meeting.

He will speak and answer questions from 7 to 8 p.m. May 6 at the Happy Village Tavern, 1058 N. Wolcott.

Waguespack has completed his first year as alderman, succeeding Ted Matlak. "As I expected," Waguespack writes in his ward newsletter, "my first challenge has been learning the City Council process. The learning curve is steep."

The alderman sits on five City Council committees: Committees, Rules, and Ethics; Education and Child Development; Housing and Real Estate; Human Relations; and Special Events and Cultural Affairs.

Waguespack has started an advisory board on zoning and a group to prepare a master plan for development in the ward. He has issued development guidelines addressing traffic congestion, green space and transportation, and has sought to reverse upzoning of some residential properties.

The Bucktown resident and St. Hedwig's Church member is Berwyn's former city administrator. After his graduation from Chicago-Kent College of Law, he helped create the Global Chicago initiative of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, served in the Peace Corps in Kenya and worked on development projects in Kosovo.

Suggest questions for Ald. Waguespack by posting comments to this article, and join EVA on May 6 to hear his response.

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