Former alderman handicaps campaign

Former 1st Ward alderman Art Newman offers his take on this year’s Evanston election campaign in a cable access channel interview.

In the show Newman argues for higher taxes, downtown high rises and high pressure on Northwestern University to cough up more dough for the city.

While stopping short of a formal endorsement, he also makes clear his preference for mayoral candidate Elizabeth Tisdahl and bashes aldermanic candidates who’ve said they wouldn’t raise property taxes.

Newman claims that given the city’s financial problems, property tax increases are unavoidable.

The hour-long program will air tonight at 7 p.m. on cable channel 6 in Evanston. It is also available online through the links below.

Related links

Newman interview: Part one

Newman interview: Part two

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