Marc Loveless is a 2012 Recipient of th DrumMajorServiceAward byPresidentBarackObama and2012BoardofDirectors ofChicagoSocialEnterpriseAlliance(SEA)-the national association of enterprising nonprofits and social-purpose businesses and past member of the grassroots leadership team that passed the QualityofLifeScratch-offLotteryTicket.This act created in Illinois a new stream of funding for HIV/AIDS,this is first of kind in the country.He is theExecutive Director of the Coalition for Justice and Respect(CJR)an African-American Same Gender Loving Black LesbianandGay social justice and civil rights organization inChicago. He is a2009recipient of theTrailblazer award from Father's Who Careand the2009HopeandSpiritAward from Chicago Department ofPublic Health.The Marketing DevelopmentDirector and for the international internet Chicago basedRadioGBM Heis the principle consultant of Loveless Consulting a social marketing firm specializing inpublic policy, civil rights advocacy andsocial justice.
Call For a Public Hearing on The Chicago Vehicle Sticker Program
On Tuesday, July 15th , the entire Chicago Vehicles Sticker Program collapsed and terribly failed Chicago motorists causing the extension of the sticker deadline. This is the fifth breech in the system within the last 3 months with no explanation to the public or to you.First, it was reported that moving forward there will be no grace period for paying for city stickers in the new year round program. Although, this new policy will increase revenues $4.5 million dollars it is feared that this action will result in burdensome fines and penalties on Chicago City residents and businesses.Secondly, the Chicago City Clerk’s office website was hacked about a month ago. There has been no accountability on the impact of this breech. Thirdly, many Chicago residents paid online as well as on time for their annual city stickers and still have yet to receive the stickers.Fourthly, older residents of City of Chicago have not received their senior discount neither have hardship applicants received responses regarding their city stickers. This has caused a tremendous financial burden to residents that are most in need. Lastly, the computer glitch on July 15th has caused a risk of burden to many Chicago residents, businesses and commerce as well as overburdening public safety.Therefore, with the intent of relevant transparency, I call upon you Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago City Council to conduct a public hearing to investigate and report to the residents and motorists. I request a full accounting of the impact of the preceding issues as well as: 1) loss of revenues to the city caused by the Office of the City Clerk and 2) the burden on businesses and services with a sense of urgency.