CHA CEO Jordan Resigns

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jun 14, 2011 9:52PM

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CHA CEO Lewis Jordan (Image Credit: Better Government Association)
Chicago Housing Authority CEO Lewis B. Jordan, last seen waiting for a vote of confidence from Mayor Emanuel pending an audit of the department's credit card expenses, tendered his resignation today, effective June 30.

In his resignation letter to CHA chairman Jim Reynolds, Jordan said the hullabaloo surrounding his use of his city-issued credit card to expense dinners, skyboxes at the United Center and to pay for red light camera tickets became "an impediment to my ability to steer this $1 billion a year organization" and that the expenses at issue amounted to "approximately $15,000 over three years, were not used for any personal expenditures, and were consistent with CHA and HUD policies and practices.”