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Mayor Brandon Johnson Unveils Reforms to Fight Environmental Racism

Mayor Brandon Johnson is proposing a set of reforms aimed at addressing environmental injustice in Chicago following federal investigations that found the city violates the civil rights of its residents by concentrating polluting businesses in predominantly Black and Brown communities on the South and West Sides. The proposals include new policies for city departments to improve response times to environmental complaints, monitor air quality, reduce air pollution, engage the public in planning and development, and invest in environmental justice communities that have historically borne the brunt of pollution. The administration plans to seek City Council approval for new laws related to planning and zoning to prevent the continued placement of polluting businesses in these communities. The binding agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which aims to end discriminatory practices, will also be codified into law. This initiative comes after a federal investigation prompted by complaints about the relocation of a scrap metal business to a Latino community surrounded by Black residential areas was deemed discriminatory, and it underscores the city's commitment to addressing environmental disparities across various neighborhoods.

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  • Esther Wanjiku

    38 w

    A phenomenal job by the mayor

    • Videlis Eddie

      38 w

      The mayor is making good and commendable moves

      • Tabitha Kimani

        38 w

        Every life matters and should be protected.

        • We Don't Have Time

          38 w

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          • Kevin

            38 w

            This is commendable work from the mayor

            • Gorffly mokua

              38 w

              Great move.👏👏💚

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                38 w

                A commendable move mayor Johnson

                • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                  38 w

                  Mayor Brandon Johnson's proposed reforms are a vital step towards rectifying environmental injustice in Chicago. Addressing historical disparities in pollution and concentrating polluting businesses in certain communities is long overdue. These reforms prioritize environmental justice, community engagement, and cleaner air quality. Codifying the agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development into law reinforces the city's commitment to a more equitable and sustainable future. A commendable move towards combating environmental racism. 🏙️🌿🤝 #EnvironmentalJustice #CommunityEquity

                  • johnte ndeto

                    38 w

                    Mayor Brandon is doing a great job by protecting his residents from insensitive federal investigators

                    • Saustine Lusanzu

                      38 w

                      Kudos to the Mayor

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