No Games Chicago - "Setting the Record Straight on 2016"

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This presentation was delivered at Temple KAM Isiah Israel on September 13, 2009.

This presentation was delivered at Temple KAM Isiah Israel on September 13, 2009.

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  • 1. “Setting the Record Straight on 2016” September 13, 2009 Tom Tresser
  • 2. Who we are…
    • Diverse group social justice activists
    • North side, south side, west side
    • All volunteers
    • Not funded by anyone or any org.
    • First event public forum @ UIC Jan 31 attended by 250
  • 3. We are engaging the community
  • 4. We are the source for the “other side”
  • 5. We did go to Switzerland
  • 6. Why we oppose the games
    • They will bankrupt the city
    • They will destroy public parks
    • They will displace poor and working class families from neighborhoods next to venue sites
    • They will provide $ to the Machine’s political coffers – destruction of independent politics for a generation
  • 7.
    • THE STATE, COUNTY AND CITY ARE BROKE AND CUTTING BACK ESSENTIAL SERVICES.
    • WE HAVE MUCH MORE IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES FOR LIMITED TAXPAYER DOLLARS:
      • Clinics
      • Schools
      • Public transit & roads
      • Improve/expand public parks & services
  • 8. THE GAMES ALWAYS MAKE MONEY…FOR THE IOC, FOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES, FOR CONSULTANTS, FOR CORPORATE SPONSORS…
  • 9. THIS WAS GIVEN TO ALDERMEN IN SECRET BRIEFINGS
    • BUT… WHERE IS THE ACCOUNTING FOR:
    • $86 MILLION TO BUY HOSPITAL SITE?
    • TENS OF MILLIONS TO CLEAN UP HOSPITAL SITE?
    • $100 MILLION T.I.F. FOR VILLAGE
    • $35 MILLION FROM PARK DISTRICT FOR 2 VENUES?
    • LOST REVENUES FROM LOSS OF 1,600 BOAT SLIPS FOR 3 YEARS+?
    • LOST REVENUES SUCKED UP BY 2 DEDICATED T.I.F.s?
    • REPLACING SCHOOLS THAT WILL BE DEMOLISHED?
    • BILLIONS FOR SECURITY?
  • 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. Don’t believe their numbers…
    • Vancouver athlete’s village cost up to almost $1 billion NOW for 1,100 units
    • BUT 2016’s village for 7,000+ units that won’t even break ground until YEARS from now is ALSO budgeted at $1 billion
  • 12. ENRON TAUGHT US THAT ANY ENTERPRISE CAN APPEAR PROFITABLE IF YOU HIDE, IGNORE OR BURY EXPENSES.
  • 13. 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
  • 14. VANCOUVER’S BOND RATING LOWERED, CITY FACING BANKRUPCY. Watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MlzsyNh6pk
  • 15. “ Not a dime…” Watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg0UieW7Rp8
  • 16.  
  • 17. NO GAMES HAS NO CONFIDENCE IN THE CIVIC COMMITTEE’S WHITE WASH REPORT. NOR SHOULD YOU. CIVIC FEDERATION 2007 ANNUAL REPORT
  • 18. CHICAGO CIVIC FEDERATION BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE 2016 COMMITTEE Catherine M. Adduci Unisys Corp  Unisys listed in 2016 as contributor Allan Ambrose of Northern Trust – Northern Trust listed as Co-Chair Bridget M. Anderson KPMG LLP  listed as co chair A G Anghurn  Harris bank CEO of Harris listed as 2016 committee member Murray Ascher Henry Crown & co.  Crown family listed as Co-Chair Alicia Berg Columbia College   - College listed as contributor Brian A Bernardoni Chicago Assn of Realtors listed as contributor Roger Bickel Freeborn & Peters listed as contributor J D. Bindenagel DePaul U Listed at Gold level Aileen Blak Northern Trust Co Chair as noted above Elizabeth Gallagher Coolidge of Siebert Brandford Shank Listed at bronze level Jon B DeVries Roosevelt University Listed at bronze level Julian C. D’Esposito of Mayer Brown  Lisetd as cochair Thomas H Donohoe McDermott Will & Emery listed as cochair Timothy J. Faerber HNTB Corp  listed at bronze level Stephen B. Friedman  of S. B. Friedman & Co listed as Contributor Carol W. Garnant Navistar Inc  Navistar Intl listed as co-chair Anthony G. Gedeller Wm Wrigley, Jr. company listed as cochair
  • 19. CHICAGO CIVIC FEDERATION BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE 2016 COMMITTEE Judith A Gold Perkins Cole LLP listed at bronze level Patrick Hagan Deloitte LLP listed as cochair Albert C. Hanna Draper & Kramer listed with Fulcrum Advisers at bronze level Margaret A. Houlihan United Airlines listed as co chair (but what is WHQGV?) Michael A. Lovett Pricewaterhousecoopers llp  listed as cochair William D. Mack Morgan Stanley listed as cochair Eileen Mitchell AT&T Illinois an AT&T listed as co chair Fred H. Montgomery of Sara Lee listed as co chair Monica Mueller Motorola Inc  Motorola foundation listed as co chair Michael E Murphy of Sara Lee as noted above a co chair Bert Nuehrilng Crowe Horwath listed at silver level Michael F. O’Brien  AON Center Aon Corp listed as co-chair William F. Paparella RR Donnelley listed as co chair Donovan Pepper Walgreen Company  Walgreens (sic) listed as co-chair John H. Peterson William Blair & Company listed as co-chair Erika Poethig MacArthur Foundation listed at bronze level Alexander L. Rocke UBS Investment bank UBS {sic] listed as co chair Scott Saef Sidley & Austin listed as co chair Barbara Stewart JPMorgan Chase listed as co chair Kent Swanson of John Buck Company  John & Kathleen Buck listed as co-chairs Courtney A. Thompson The Boeing Company listed as co-chair Sue E Walters Exelon listed as co chair Philip Zinn PricewaterhouseCoopers as noted previously at co chair level 40 of the 82 CIVIC FEDERATION BOARD MEMBERS WORK FOR COMPANIES WHO HAVE MADE MAJOR DONATIONS TO THE 2016 COMMITTEE
  • 20.  
  • 21. TWO THIRDS OF “EXPERTS” CONSULTED WORK FOR COMPANIES WHO HAVE MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO 2016!
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  • 25. TEN OF ALDERMAN BURKE’S CLIENTS HAVE DONATED AT LEAST A TOTAL OF $1,000,000 IN CASH AND SERVICES TO THE 2016 COMMITTEE AND THE TOTAL IS LIKELY MUCH HIGHER.
  • 26. LET THE CORRUPTION BEGIN!
  • 27.  
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