Wild spending Aurora Alderman Bob O'Connor says TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS wouldn't be enough of wasting taxpayer funds, so he needs 4 years to spend more as Alderman-at-Large.
Many had expected O'Connor, one of the worst elected officials in Aurora's history, to retire after this term since it's clear that his only role is to rubber-stamp whatever the mayor asks for and to collect $75 checks for attending committee meetings.
However, like one of those expired containers that gets stuck in someone's fridge, O'Connor wants to continue stay rotten and hope you'll just freeze him where he's at for another term while your taxdollars melt away.
Alderman Rick Lawrence, who announced recently he would be running for Alderman-at-Large, said his decision had nothing to do with O'Connor running or not running. His goal is to improve the city overall and says that he will change the position of Alderman-at-Large so that it's effective and not simply a position to collect checks and attend parties.
O'Connor says he wants to continue to be "involved" and points to his accomplishments as working to rubber-stamp fiscal schemes, corruption and projects such as the $145 million police palace, dumping $7 million for two bars, $7 million for Shodeen, $7 million for a temporary parking lot for Waubonsee and being part of BILLIONS AND BILLIONS in wild spending over the last 27 years.
As Chairman of the Finance Committee, O'Connor has given the green light to massive spending, tax increases, corruption and incompetence.
Here's an example of the typical finance committee under O'Connor: