CHICAGO

Can CPS Safe Passage Be Sustained? Alderman Questions If City Can Foot The Bill

Aug 28, 2013

Story by Ted Cox, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

CITY HALL — A Northwest Side alderman is questioning whether the city can sustain the intense Safe Passage campaign beyond the first few weeks of school — especially given the city's limited resources.

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), a leading progressive in the City Council, tweeted Monday after the first day of school that Safe Passage "is not sustainable if you add up real costs."

"Everybody wants the kids to be safe. That's priority No. 1," Waguespack said Tuesday. "But I don't know how long you can sustain pulling all those resources, and at what cost.

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