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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Board of CommissionersCandidate for CommissionerUnexpired 2-year term

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Christopher Anthony

Green
Real Estate Agent
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Efficient Use of Current Resources
  • Create Independent Inspector General Office
  • Disposition of unneeded real estate

Experience

Experience

Profession:Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Broker, Infiniti Properties Inc. (2016–not availa)
25 Ward Committeman, City of Chicago — Elected position (2016–not availa)

Community Activities

Vice Chairman, Cook County Green Party (2016–not availa)
Secretary, Green Party of Chicago (2016–not availa)

Questions & Answers

Questions from Chicago Sun-Times (8)

How would you expand the removal of such nutrients as phosphorus — which harm aquatic life — to all MWRD plants?
Answer from Christopher Anthony:
  • Cost, how much needs to be removed, and disposal
  • Create action plan

  • Beta test in one controlled area and track it
  • Finalized plan to roll out to all facilities

How would you expand public awareness of combined sewer overflow notifications, which are intended in part to alert people recreating in Chicago area waterways?
Answer from Christopher Anthony:
  • Additional community seminars
  • Town hall meetings and Electronic notification

 

 

What do you see as the MWRD’s role in controlling litter in our waterways?
Answer from Christopher Anthony:

Primary advocate to govern and administer on behalf of the health and safety of citizens.

The Sun-Times has written about the problem of tenants on MWRD land who release chemical pollutants into the local waterways. Please provide strategies for the best use of MWRD land holdings to meet the district’s statutory duties and advance the district’s goals.
Answer from Christopher Anthony:
  • Educational seminars for tenants to register
  • Include community service involvement
  • Apply power of Inspector general’s to review and audit
What is the appropriate role of the MWRD in regional efforts to deal with the problems of storm water management and Asian carp?
Answer from Christopher Anthony:
  • Inspect area semi annually (audit)
  • Bring in predators to support nature life cycle process.
Why would you say is there still significant flooding in the Chicago region, including the south and north suburbs? What should be the MWRD’s role in mitigating flooding?
Answer from Christopher Anthony:
  • There is no defined systematic way to understand the problem areas.
  • Add in structured way to assess on a semi-annual basis.

 

Will more steps need to be taken to alleviate North Side flooding after the Albany Park tunnel opens?
Answer from Christopher Anthony:

Yes, looking over the Albany park tunnel will provide numbers and solutions to review, if turns out well. We can use it in other communities. If it goes bad, we cannot continue with this process.

How would you protect the ducks being sucked into the disinfection facility at the O’Brien Treatment plant?
Answer from Christopher Anthony:
  • The ducks need to be re routed
  • Evaluate the water currents to re-route to safer areas

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Christopher Anthony tells why he should be a commissioner on the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

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