Some aldermen have complained for years that attorneys handling administrative adjudication cases for housing code violations and other issues at city hall have been too lenient in imposing fines.

Monday night the city’s administrative services director, Joellen Earl, said most of the hearing officers have been replaced over the past year — a move that may help increase the size of fines.

And, Earl said, higher fines are more likely to be pursued successfully by collection agencies the city hires to chase after those who don’t pay up.

Ponzi the pink pig was not amused.

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  1. Who is Ponzi?

    I thought that Ponzi was the symbol of government waste (as stated in the previous cartoon)…so don’t we want our Council to carve up Ponzi?  Or does Ponzi represent Evanston taxpayers?

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