Walter’s Perspective: Where’s The Transparency On Speed Cameras?

CHICAGO (CBS) — The school zone speed cameras that Chicago is talking about are not in yet, but a picture of Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in, and it looks like old-style insider Chicago politics.

According to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune, the speed cameras the mayor is planning could make a fortune for Greg Goldner, his former campaign manager and political organizer who raised nearly $1 million to elect Emanuel pals to the City Council.

Goldner is in business with the company that supplies the city’s red light cameras and could have the inside track to supplying speed cameras.

In the vernacular of a good ol’ Chicago politician, Goldner says there’s no connection between money for a mayor and money for cameras. An apparent connection, he says, and a mayoral spokesperson says it’s coincidental.

The mayor himself says only that a new contract for cameras will be transparent, but he’s not releasing what are supposed to be public records about speed camera talks.

Rahm Emanuel, mister mayor transparent? Seems to me like Emanuel, mister mayor opaque.

  • tom sharp

    Gee Walter, wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that you said the cameras was all about safety, just like Rahm? I guess you’re both wrong, right?

  • Coincidental....

    These guys are all crooks he’s no different from Mayor Daley….They are all connected…..”Coincidental my BUTT….” – Sooner or Later they’re going to pay the piper…..This World/ or the Next…..

  • Phil

    I don’t know why it should came as a surprise to anyone, that politics as usual have always manifested themselves in the city of Chicago.
    Doesn’t matter who the mayor is.

    The State of Illinois is the MOST corrupt out of the 50.
    The City of Chicago is the MOST corrupt in the State of Illinois.
    The two go hand in hand.

    Just ask the IMPOSTER in the White House…he’ll tell you whatever you want to hear…just as long as you don’t ask him to positively identify himself.
    He won’t do that.

    AND…he’s spent a fortune to make sure YOU don’t find out who he really is either.

  • Coincidental....

    From the President down to the Mayor they don’t run anything…They are just there for us to point the finger at….The people who control and run everything are the people who donate the $$$$…..Quid pro quo……

  • tony

    It must be a jewish and the mayor think alike.both are scam artist and would sell thier own mother out for a dime.

    • German Leprechaun

      You could be onto something there!!

    • Jews for Jesus

      Walter is Jewish too there is no scam there honey!

  • Dan

    Thank you Walter for speaking up. Thanks for always standing up for what’s right.

    • German Leprechaun

      HUH? What the hell you smokin, boy?!

  • Joe formerly of Chicago

    Old school Chicago politics has not changed one bit. One rat feeds another rat on the backs of Chicago tax payers. After all this is Crook County!!!

  • mad tax payer

    How much in political contributions did Greg Goldner give to Rham’s campaign? Where is the transparency on that?

  • skokieswift

    The oven is getting hotter and hotter for Rahm by the minute.

  • mARY

    this should come as no surprise. the only thing that changed when this bum was electd was the mayors last name.its just more of the same.
    you got what you voted for, now live with it.

  • Army Vet,VN

    You see what happen to Chicago,Crook County and the State of Illinois,well folks get ready for America come 2016 America will be bankrupt like Illinois, same folks running all involved

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