#284 Inside the Water Drain
In October 2017, the Chicago Tribune published The Water Drain, a multi-part series investigating water rates throughout the Chicago region.
The Tribune discovered that a profound disparity exists in what people pay for a basic life necessity – their drinking water – along income and racial lines. Residents of the poorest communities paid 31 percent more, on average, than those in the wealthiest. At times, collection tactics in poorer communities were akin to those of payday lenders, with water reconnection fees running as high as $300 or more.
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ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.
Food Food and drinks will be provided. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles to reduce waste.
Civic hacking After the presentation, we will break out into learning and working groups until 9:30pm.
Agenda and meeting notes
Code of conduct
Sponsor Open Tech Strategies
American Sign Language interpreter
Photo: Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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