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Fran Spielman interviews Anna Valencia about city stickers, other punitive ticketing policies

City Clerk Anna Valencia says every mayoral candidate promises to abolish the city clerk’s office and city treasurer’s office, but “once you get into governing, it’s a lot different than campaigning.”

City Clerk Anna Valencia was interviewed by Fran Spielman Friday, June 14, 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
City Clerk Anna Valencia was interviewed by Fran Spielman Friday, June 14, 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on a promise to abolish city stickers along with the office that sells them.

But, City Clerk Anna Valencia declared Friday that Lightfoot has abandoned that cost-cutting promise, in favor of working together with the clerk to eliminate the Denver boot for non-moving violations and bring equity to an overly-punitive ticketing policy that has unfairly targeted minority motorists and forced thousands into bankruptcy.

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