LOGAN SQUARE — Nearly a month after his official City Council inauguration, Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) will open the new 1st Ward office on Monday.
The location — 1958 N. Milwaukee Ave. — sits firmly between the Logan Square and Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood borders. (The office is on the southwest corner of the intersection of Milwaukee and Western avenues.)
Office hours will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Mondays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 2-8 p.m. on Thursdays.
From 6:30-8 p.m. on June 27, residents, community members and partners are invited to an office open house celebration.
In a press release on Thursday, La Spata acknowledged the “frustration” constituents felt during the last month.
The installation of new equipment and the acquisition of office insurance took longer than he or his staff expected, La Spata said.
“I offer my sincerest appreciation of everyone’s patience and understanding,” he said. “Transitions from one alderman to another unfortunately are never as smooth as one plans for.”
There is one piece of the alderman’s vision that appears to have remained on track.
Following through on a campaign promise, La Spata will reinstate “Ward Nights” at the office.
These events will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 4-8 p.m.
June Ward Nights will observe the following hours:
- June 20 from 4-8 p.m.
- June 27 from 4-6:30 p.m.
Until the office opens on Monday, residents who have requests for immediate services should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our staff’s goal is to provide our constituency with the best service and experience possible,” La Spata said. “We appreciate your patience as we finalize the necessary resources to do so.”
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