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No Games Chicago Presentation to Lake View Citizens’ Council July 20, 2009
Who we are… <ul><li>Diverse group social justice activists </li></ul><ul><li>North side, south side, west side </li></ul><...
We did go to Switzerland
We are engaging the community
Why we oppose the games <ul><li>They will bankrupt the city </li></ul><ul><li>They will destroy public parks </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>THE STATE, COUNTY AND CITY ARE BROKE AND CUTTING BACK ESSENTIAL SERVICES.  </li></ul><ul><li>WE HAVE MUCH MORE IMM...
THE GAMES  ALWAYS  MAKE MONEY…FOR THE IOC, FOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES, FOR CONSULTANTS, FOR CORPORATE SPONSORS…
THIS WAS GIVEN TO ALDERMEN IN SECRET BRIEFINGS
THIS WAS GIVEN TO ALDERMEN IN SECRET BRIEFINGS <ul><li>BUT… WHERE IS THE ACCOUNTING FOR: </li></ul><ul><li>$86 MILLION TO ...
“ Financing is the biggest obstacle,” said Jerry Karlik, a principal at Kargil Development, which has done projects in the...
ENRON TAUGHT US THAT ANY ENTERPRISE CAN APPEAR PROFITABLE IF YOU HIDE, IGNORE OR BURY EXPENSES.
DON’T BE FOOLED BY PROMISES THAT THESE MASSIVE OLYMPIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WON’T BECOME THE TAXPAYER’S BURDEN! Watch the...
VANCOUVER’S BOND RATING LOWERED, CITY FACING BANKRUPCY.  Watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MlzsyNh6pk
“ Not a dime…” Watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg0UieW7Rp8
WHY ALL THIS SURPISE? THE OLYMPIC CHARTER REQUIRES FINALIST CITIES TO SIGN THE HOST CITY CONTRACT…
Download the Olympic Charter, the Host City Contract and other research relating to the impacts of the games on host citie...
Page 74
Page 76
Page 76 “ The IOC shall have no financial responsibility whatsoever in respect to the organisation and staging of the Olym...
SO, CHICAGO – WHAT’S IT GOING TO BE?
[email_address] CALL CITY HALL. CALL YOUR ALDERMEN. “ NO GAMES!” “ NO BLANK CHECK!” “ SUPPORT THE FLORES CAP ORDINANCE.” V...
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No Games Chicago Olympic Presentation

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No Games Chicago organizer Tom Tresser made this presentation to the Lake View Citizens' Council on July 20, 2009. For more information, go to http://www.nogameschicago.com.

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  1. 1. No Games Chicago Presentation to Lake View Citizens’ Council July 20, 2009
  2. 2. Who we are… <ul><li>Diverse group social justice activists </li></ul><ul><li>North side, south side, west side </li></ul><ul><li>All volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Not funded by anyone or any org. </li></ul><ul><li>First event public forum @ UIC Jan 31 attended by 250 </li></ul>
  3. 3. We did go to Switzerland
  4. 4. We are engaging the community
  5. 5. Why we oppose the games <ul><li>They will bankrupt the city </li></ul><ul><li>They will destroy public parks </li></ul><ul><li>They will displace poor and working class families from neighborhoods next to venue sites </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>THE STATE, COUNTY AND CITY ARE BROKE AND CUTTING BACK ESSENTIAL SERVICES. </li></ul><ul><li>WE HAVE MUCH MORE IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES FOR LIMITED TAXPAYER DOLLARS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public transit & roads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve/expand public parks & services </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. THE GAMES ALWAYS MAKE MONEY…FOR THE IOC, FOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES, FOR CONSULTANTS, FOR CORPORATE SPONSORS…
  8. 8. THIS WAS GIVEN TO ALDERMEN IN SECRET BRIEFINGS
  9. 9. THIS WAS GIVEN TO ALDERMEN IN SECRET BRIEFINGS <ul><li>BUT… WHERE IS THE ACCOUNTING FOR: </li></ul><ul><li>$86 MILLION TO BUY HOSPITAL SITE? </li></ul><ul><li>TENS OF MILLIONS TO CLEAN UP HOSPITAL SITE? </li></ul><ul><li>LOST REVENUES FROM LOSS OF 1,600 BOAT SLIPS FOR 3 YEARS+? </li></ul><ul><li>LOST REVENUES SUCKED UP BY 2 DEDICATED TIFs? </li></ul><ul><li>REPLACING SCHOOLS THAT WILL BE DEMOLISHED? </li></ul><ul><li>TRUE COST OF THE VILLAGE (VANCOUVER’S IS PUSHING $1 BILLION AND IS MUCH SMALLER) </li></ul><ul><li>BILLIONS FOR SECURITY? </li></ul>
  10. 10. “ Financing is the biggest obstacle,” said Jerry Karlik, a principal at Kargil Development, which has done projects in the South Loop and responded to a bid committee request for expressions of interest in the Olympic Village earlier this year. “There’s going to have to be some sort of assistance: guarantees, tax credits or something. Mr. Karlik, who attended the luncheon, said he figures lenders today won’t finance more than 60% to 70% of a project, compared with 80% to 90% before the recession. “ Someone’s going to have to come to the table to fill the void,” he said.” May 13, 2009
  11. 11. ENRON TAUGHT US THAT ANY ENTERPRISE CAN APPEAR PROFITABLE IF YOU HIDE, IGNORE OR BURY EXPENSES.
  12. 12. DON’T BE FOOLED BY PROMISES THAT THESE MASSIVE OLYMPIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WON’T BECOME THE TAXPAYER’S BURDEN! Watch the Canadian news report at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MdpUYO1hbI&eurl=http://nogameschicago.com/no/?q=video&feature=player_embedded
  13. 13. VANCOUVER’S BOND RATING LOWERED, CITY FACING BANKRUPCY. Watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MlzsyNh6pk
  14. 14. “ Not a dime…” Watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg0UieW7Rp8
  15. 15. WHY ALL THIS SURPISE? THE OLYMPIC CHARTER REQUIRES FINALIST CITIES TO SIGN THE HOST CITY CONTRACT…
  16. 16. Download the Olympic Charter, the Host City Contract and other research relating to the impacts of the games on host cities at our web site: http://www.nogameschicago.com
  17. 17. Page 74
  18. 18. Page 76
  19. 19. Page 76 “ The IOC shall have no financial responsibility whatsoever in respect to the organisation and staging of the Olympic Games.”
  20. 20. SO, CHICAGO – WHAT’S IT GOING TO BE?
  21. 21. [email_address] CALL CITY HALL. CALL YOUR ALDERMEN. “ NO GAMES!” “ NO BLANK CHECK!” “ SUPPORT THE FLORES CAP ORDINANCE.” VISIT OUR WEB SITE. SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER, TWITTER UPDATES AND FACEBOOK COMMUNITY.
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