To the Editor: 

In the January 27, 2022 issue of the Herald, it is reported that the Chicago Park District stated that its inspector general conducted a “preliminary” investigation of complaints against the Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC), and determined that no misconduct or violation of the PAC code or guidelines was committed. In the same article, an unnamed Park District spokesperson was quoted, saying that “each PAC may create and amend its own bylaws with a majority vote of its membership.”

In fact, JPAC’s bylaws require a two-thirds majority vote for any amendments.

In light of the Park District’s mischaracterization of JPAC’s bylaws, the fairness and adequacy of its preliminary investigation is open to question.

Marc Lipinski

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With characteristic wit and understatement, Marc makes his point very clear: If the Park District is unwilling to play by even the simplest rules they have set out, how can we be expected to trust them to review the practices of advisory councils?

It would appear that you don't always get rid of the rot by cutting off the head.

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