Tag Archives: Alex Holt

CN Oct 13 2016

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have just had the best few days of his administration. A tentative contract with the teachers, a budget that appears to bring , for the first time in years, some fiscal stability to the city … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 29, 2015

  By now, we all know the numbers. $543 million in new property taxes to make the firefighters and police pensions whole. $45 million for “modernizing” public school buildings. $9.50 a month for garbage collection.  Millions and millions more in … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 15, 2015

  Ben Joravsky’s our guest this week, And when Ben’s at the table the discussion has to include criticism of the TIF program. As it happens, Budget Director Alex Holt was our guest last week, and Ben had some reactions to several … Continue reading

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CN October 8, 2015

(In case you’re not in the mood for 40-minutes of conversation about Tax Increment Financing, we’ve provided times so that you can jump to that particular topic.) Chicago’s budget director Alex Holt drops in to talk TIFs. Holt argues that TIFs … Continue reading

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CN May 24, 2012

  When Alex Holt assumed her duties as Rahm Emanuel’s new budget director, she faced what she calls a “structural deficit”.  That refers to a built-in, never-ending and rapidly escalating difference between the City’s revenue and expenditures. And this wasn’t … Continue reading

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