Emanuel made the comments after a meeting with other mayors about water issues and as Trump is set to present a budget this week. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative money could be reduced from around
"I grew up in
Emanuel predicted Trump administration cuts would face stiff bipartisan opposition. "To endanger the environmental progress made over 30, 40 years, rolling those dollars back, I think they'll face a fight, but that fight will come at the expense of both our recreation and more importantly our public health and environmental quality and sustainability of
The meeting was attended by mayors from
Emanuel held the event at a new office tower downtown overlooking the
Emanuel has returned repeatedly to
For the development-focused mayor, cleaning and beautifying the river could have the added benefit of increasing land values and property taxes along the waterway that was long associated more with industrial pollution than with kayaking tourists.
Emanuel is taking steps to ease zoning covenants that have long protected industries in and around the riverfront
Emanuel's appearance with the mayors came as the city also announced Monday that the
Driehaus will kick in
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