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Daley Says He'll Keep City Inspector General

By Kevin Robinson in News on Feb 26, 2009 8:00PM

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Mayor Richard Daley said Wednesday that City Inspector General David Hoffman has "done a very good job"; and can stay on for another four-year term "if he wants to". "He hasn't stepped on any toes. He just does his job," said Daley. "I don't know why you say he's stepped on toes. He does his job. Rightfully. And that's what his authorization is. He's done a very good job. Yes. He's been very good. Yes. He's done a good job. I've always said that."

Daley and Hoffman have butted heads in the past. Hoffman fought Daley's establishment of a separate Office of Compliance to monitor the police, and turned down Hoffman's request for 10 new staffers. Hoffman has also been working closely with federal prosecutors investigating corrupt contracting associated with the city's Aviation Department and the O'Hare Expansion Project.