City To Try To Shake Off Shakman
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 13, 2009 3:00PM
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To get free of Brennan, Daley's administration must show the court that it has acted to correct hiring violations.
Lawyer Michael Shakman, who has led a legal battle over political hiring, recently criticized the Daley administration's effort. In an October court filing, Shakman criticized Daley's Office of Compliance, which would take over for Brennan once court oversight ends.
"It's clear that there remains a culture of clout and noncompliance in the city," Shakman said Thursday.
City hiring practices were in the spotlight this past spring as Al Sanchez stood trial (and was convicted) for rigging city hiring practices to steer HDO workers into city jobs, effectively building a patronage army. Even if the City were to shake off the Shakman decree, they still have their hands full with things like the lawsuit recently filed by the Inspector General's office.