A group of Chicago’s African-American aldermen came together Monday to propose a new ward map. Hispanic aldermen are set to have a meeting Wednesday night, with Ald. Ricardo Munoz saying Hispanics are already underrepresented and a map needs to be drawn to fairly represent the population.
The African-American aldermen’s ward map would have them give up one ward, and give Chicago Latinos two new ones.
When asked about proposal, Ald. Daniel Solis or the 25th ward and chairman of the Latino Caucus, said his groups will wait to comment until community input it given at Wednesday night’s meeting.
Ald. Munoz outlined the importance of a new ward map saying, “If Latinos are a third of the city, why are we one fifth of the City Council?”
The Latino group would hold its first public hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at North-Grand High School, 4338 W. Wabansia Ave.