One ward for East Village?
If you need an alderman in East Village, who would you call? The neighborhood covers only about a half square-mile but falls within three Chicago wards . The East Village Association would like to change that. The City Council is now redrawing its ward boundaries, as required after each U.S. Census. The council's Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics sets the process. EVA this month asked Ald. Richard Mell (33rd), the committee chair, to keep East Village within a single ward. "As a result of being represented by 3 different Alderman we find it very difficult to develop plans and processes to fulfill the goals of EVA to improve our neighborhood," wrote Greg Nagel, EVA's president, in a letter to Mell .