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Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza calls it as she sees it

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Bob Chiarito, The Chicago Ambassador
Susana Mendoza is the City Clerk of Chicago and currently one of only two women in a city-wide post (City Treasurer Stephanie Neely being the other). Previously, Mendoza served 12 years in the State legislature, being first elected at the age of 28. Known for her outspokenness and willingness to tell-it-as-she sees it, the 42-year-old City Clerk sat down with The Chicago Ambassador at her City Hall office recently to discuss her first term; including her controversial decision about the 2012 vehicle sticker design contest; her propensity to introduce legislation as a clerk, which while allowed, is rare; her relationship with the mayor, whether she may one day run for mayor; and much more.  Read More >>


Mendoza's Chicago

Friday, February 03, 2012

The city has a new clerk, and she’s not a ‘go-along, get-along’ politician LISA DONOVAN, ILLINOIS ISSUES | LINK TO ARTICLE

Before they were sworn in to their respective offices last year, newly elected Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza showed up with gifts to a meeting with Rahm Emanuel, prompting the empty-handed mayor-elect to say, ‘I feel like such an a--hole I didn’t get you anything; I feel terrible.’” Read More >>


Emanuel Tweaks Budget

Friday, November 04, 2011

DAN MIHALOPOULOSCHICAGO NEWS COOPERATIVE | LINK TO ARTICLE

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced that he would tweak his budget proposal for 2012 in response to public and City Council concern, amending his original plan to cut funding for libraries and increase some vehicle sticker fees.  Read More >>


Sticker Shock

Sunday, October 30, 2011

EDITORIAL, CHICAGO TRIBUNE | LINK TO ARTICLE

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the owners of SUVs and minivans to pay a greater share of the cost of filling Chicago's potholes, but he can't lay his hands on the data that show bigger cars cause more damage.  Read More >>


Bolingbrook Grad Now First Female City Clerk of Chicago

Saturday, October 22, 2011

BRIAN FELDT, BOLINGBROOK PATCH | LINK TO ARTICLE

Susana Mendoza was in grade school when her family left Chicago for the Bolingbrook-area. More than 30 years later, she's back in the city fighting the violence that once forced her family out.
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Aldermen Turn Attention To Vehicle Sticker Fees At Budget Hearings

Thursday, October 20, 2011

CRAIG DELLIMORE, CBS CHICAGO | LINK TO ARTICLE

In a second day of city budget hearings at City Hall, aldermen turned their focus to the Emanuel administration’s proposal to increase fees for city vehicle stickers, as City Clerk Susana Mendoza urged them to go after sticker scofflaws instead.
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New Crackdown on City Sticker Scofflaws

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

RICK PEARSON, CHICAGO TRIBUNE | LINK TO ARTICLE

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Monday that her office has begun cross-checking Illinois secretary of state car registration information to crack down on city sticker scofflaws.
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City Cross-checking Sticker Scofflaws with State Database

Monday, October 17, 2011

RICK PEARSON, CHICAGO TRIBUNE | LINK TO ARTICLE

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Monday her office has begun cross-checking Illinois secretary of state car registration information to crackdown on city sticker scofflaws. Read More >>


WTTW: City Clerk Susana Mendoza's Thoughts on a City Sticker Hike

Saturday, October 15, 2011

YASMIN ROMMOHAN, CHICAGO TONIGHT | LINK TO VIDEO

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed budget contains a number of controversial ideas, but there's one proposal that has the City Clerk fired up. And depending on the kind of vehicle you drive, you may not like it either. City Clerk Susana Mendoza is here to tell us why. Read More >>


CBS: Pushback Begins Over Mayor’s Proposed Tax And Fee Hikes

Thursday, October 13, 2011

JAY LEVINE, CBS CHICAGO | LINK TO VIDEO

Outrage surfaced Thursday, a day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed charging a “congestion premium” at parking garages, hiking vehicle sticker fees for many motorists and raising the city’s hotel tax rate. Read More >>