Monday, February 05, 2007

Stone Wants to Fix Dolar Failure

It was pointed out to me this weekend that Ald. Stone is making heavy inroads into Naisy Dolar's presumed base, the Asian-American community. While Naisy was the Asian-American Liaison, the Mayor's office proposed, and City Council passed, legislation stripping Asian-Americans of protected status. This status is critical for the minority set-aside program, which excluded Asian-Americans during Naisy's time.

Ald. Stone is leading the charge to reverse this Dolar failure. While it might be considered pandering, Stone is making it clear that this failure demonstrates her inability to protect those she says she was charged to represent. If she can't protect her base, how can she protect us, Stone has asked.

Stone says that most Asian-American voters in the 50th Ward will end up supporting him. My dad says that the Asian-Americans who support Dolar live outside the ward, "and have nothing to do with us." I don't know, but the Asian-American set-aside story is curious, given Naisy's claims that it was her job to represent the Asian-American community to the mayor, and not the mayor to the Asian-American community (the normal job description of a liaison).

If what Naisy says is true, then she failed.

19 Comments:

At February 05, 2007 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Naisy's defense, she was in a low level liaison job with no staff. She was in no position to influence policy or have any effect on minority status for Asians.

 
At February 05, 2007 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know exactly what the other candidates do in policy-making? Do they have any experience besides the imcumbent?

 
At February 05, 2007 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:41 JS wrote: "You are free to dismiss this space because you do not share my passion for seeing Ald. Stone defeated." Looks like support.

 
At February 05, 2007 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait something pro Stone on this blog? Who are you and what have you done with the real JS?

 
At February 05, 2007 2:00 PM, Anonymous Jim in Chicago said...

"In Naisy's defense, she was in a low level liaison job with no staff. She was in no position to influence policy or have any effect on minority status for Asians."

It's curious then that she makes her "experience" in this office a central point in her case for election.

 
At February 05, 2007 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that's pretty damning. If Naisy couldn't protect and promote the one constituency group that she was charged to protect in her position, how is she going to do it for all of the people of the ward? Why should we grant her more responsibility?

These are hard questions that Naisy needs to answer.

 
At February 05, 2007 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't Stone blamed for not acting BACK THEN when this legislation was mentioned? JS, you announce to people that this blog is to support Stone challengers yet you didn't discuss Stone's ineffective leadership. Now that the elections are up, Stone decides to finally talk about this issue (not to mention 2 of his challengers are Asian). Don't you wish every day was Election Day? Maybe then elected officials would do some real work for people.

 
At February 05, 2007 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. Aldermen vote on ordinances, not the liaison. What has Stone passed? Oh right... a pay raise!

 
At February 05, 2007 2:45 PM, Blogger JS in the 50th said...

Anonymous, I agree with you. I posted this mainly because it is what people are talking about. However, I do think that this is evidence of how much or little influence Naisy had in the Mayor's office. Given that she's claimed that her job was to represent the community to the Mayor, and not vice-versa (a remarkable claim), this seems a major failure on her part.

If she admitted to having a traditional liaison job, then it would be more understandable. The Mayor and his team decided. Naisy would be responsible for communicating that decision to the community. Do not read this as supportive of Stone. I just don't think Stone is as bad as some people claim.

 
At February 05, 2007 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its quite obvious that Dolar's campaign ,like its candidate, is a smoke and mirror show that is nothing more than a RACIAL crusade.Dolar's disclosure shows how she BELONGS TO OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

 
At February 05, 2007 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

please naisy is so fake..

 
At February 05, 2007 4:25 PM, Anonymous black said...

naisy's camp. is only based on her asian people.. there are only 4% of asian in this community..

 
At February 05, 2007 5:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see what Stone passed. Oh Thillens stadium. He secured $500, 000 from the Cubs and $250,000 from another source. So my child wil; be able to play baseball there just as I did years ago.

Lets see he has secured paving ou miles of streets in the 50th Ward.

Thats just for starters...

 
At February 05, 2007 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

stone also built a wall for a million tax dollars and took it down for another million.

 
At February 05, 2007 7:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anytime JS starts whoring for Stone you know the Brewer camp is scared. Methinks JS is one of Brewer's paid bloggers, or at least he gets his talking points from them.

Its also ironic that with the ward being 22% Asian American that Stone would wait until 30 days before the election to introduce a proactive measure as it relates to Asian American contracts.

He could have acted sooner but he waited. Last I saw Naisy didn't have a vote in City Council nor could she introduce legislation.

Naisy must be getting to people because Stone is finally taking action on something long overdue and Brewer's people (JS) are shilling for Stone.

 
At February 05, 2007 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't the only pandering Stone is doing. It really looks like he's getting desperate for Dolar's support base. See the flyer that some of us are getting on this other blog called "Best for the 50th".

 
At February 05, 2007 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If she can't protect her base, how can she protect us, Stone has asked."

From my understanding, liaisons work with the community. They can help residents get their concerns out but ONLY ALDERMAN CAN PROPOSE LEGISLATION and ACT on them.

If Stone continues to sleep on the issues (and at City Council hearings), who does he protect? Good luck protecting the seat for Ilana.

 
At February 05, 2007 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stone built the Howard wall but got the idea from the shopping center east side. Ever see that wall? So traffic cant go East. Oh Bell and Howell paid for the wall to come down not tax payers. However it did what was needed and that was to prevent traffic from heaing south into residential area.

How many walls has Brewer put up in chicago using the Chicago Building Code?

 
At February 05, 2007 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nasey work as one of about a dozen community liasons, Asian, Veteran, Jewish, Hispanic for the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Not the Mayors office. Big difference

In order to get a set aside that will withstand a legal challange you need to show a historical discriminatory practice. That what The Human Relations Commission should have been doing so that Stone and the rest of the Alderman could then pass a set a aside

 

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