MEET ALDERMAN ANTHONY A. BEALE
Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community
Alderman Anthony A. Beale became one of the youngest members to serve as an elected official on the City of Chicago's City Council in 1999. Having been born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Alderman Beale was no stranger to the conditions endured by residents of the Roseland Community thereby making him the more qualified candidate to represent the people of the neighborhood. Working with the knowledge that open communication, dedication to service, forward thinking and planning are essential elements in providing residents, businesses and community organizations with stellar representation, Alderman Beale has spearheaded the resurgence of the 9th Ward of the City of Chicago.
Anthony A. Beale has served the community, as well as the City of Chicago in several capacities. He has taken part in various civic organizations, including the Board for Redevelopment of the Roseland area; was President of the 100th Street of Prairie Block Club of Roseland; and served as Acting Vice President of the United Block Club of Roseland. Additionally, Alderman Beale is an active member of the Rosemoor Community Association, the 5th District Advisory Committee, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS), Roseland Redevelopment Ad Hoc Committee and Salem Baptist Church.
On a personal note, Alderman Anthony A. Beale remains a resident of the Roseland community with his beautiful wife Dana and their three children.
WHAT DOES YOUR ALDERMAN DO?
Alderman Anthony A. Beale your voice in the Chicago City Council
The City of Chicago is divided into fifty legislative districts or wards. Each district is represented by an alderman who is elected by their constituency to serve a four year term. In addition to representing the interests of their ward residents, together the fifty aldermen comprise the Chicago City Council, which serves as the legislative branch of government of the City of Chicago.
The Alderman votes on legislation (ordinances) proposed in City Council and serves as an advocate for the interests and concerns of 9th Ward citizens to ensure our communities are "at the table" when city-wide resource and service allocation decisions are made.
The Alderman's Ward Office acts as a satellite city hall, connecting constituents with city services and programs, directing city resources to address the issues impacting your local communities and the quality of life in your neighborhood - including, cleaning streets and alleys, removing waste and refuse, and repairing malfunctioning city equipment and infrastructure.
The Ward Office staff also assists constituents with social services such as foreclosure counselling, employment assistance, representing the Alderman at community events, and working with a variety of block clubs and community groups to address issues of concern.
The Ward Office staff is a direct liaison with city departments including Streets and Sanitation, the Department of Buildings, and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) to ensure timely and effective delivery of service needs - fulfilling over approximately 15,000 individual residential service requests a year.
Did you know?
There are 19 standing committees that work with individual departments on the execution of city activities, and review proposed ordinances, resolutions and orders before they are voted on by the full council.
Alderman Anthony A. Beale
serves as Chairman of the
City Council Committee on
Transportation and Public Way
The Committee on Transportation and Public Way has jurisdiction over all matters relating to:
- The Chicago Transit Authority
-The subways and the furnishing of public transportation within the City by any and all means of conveyance.
The Committee also has jurisdiction over all orders, ordinances and resolutions affecting:
-Street naming and layout
-The City map
-Privileges in public ways
-Matters generally affecting the Bureau of Maps and Plats or other agencies dealing with street and alley patterns and elevations, and the Board of Local Improvements