ALDERMAN MATT MARTIN
47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin voted NO on a progressive, responsible budget that maximizes the efficiency of our city’s government, ensures we maintain the quality of services our residents depend on, and does everything it can to prevent hard-working Chicagoans from bearing the burden as we strive to put our city finances back on track.
Alderman Martin offered no viable alternatives to comprehensively close an historic $838 million budget gap and voted against these key measures:
- Close to $30 million in new funding for affordable housing, mental health, homelessness, and violence prevention.
- Increasing the city’s minimum wage to $14/hour in 2020 and $15/hour in 2021, with guaranteed annual increases in the following years. The Alderman voted to deny Chicago workers a chance at a living wage.
Click here to let Alderman Martin know that Chicago needs a fair minimum wage and more resources for affordable housing, mental health, homelessness, and violence prevention.