4 Replies to “Chicago Gay Pride Parade 2009/ Chicago Clout June 28, 2009”

  1. Hey Pat,Did you and your buddy (removed) march in this parade?We all know how much it means to you two guys…..Rainbows forever big boy!!!!!
    (Response) I worked that day so I did not, how about you?

  2. Was Patric Daley in the parade? Is he still in the closet wearing Maggies undies. Remember the armys policy,”dont ask, dont tell”.
    (Response) I will tell you unless you top security clearance.

  3. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announces the new commissioners at City Hall on Monday. (L-R) Thomas Byrne, Commissioner of the Dept. of Streets and Sanitation, Michael Picardi, Commissioner, Dept. of Fleet Management, Vance Henry, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Mayor’s Office for Community and Faith-Based Initiatives and Phillip Hampton, Director, CAPS program. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

    Mayor Richard Daley today demoted his Streets and Sanitation commissioner and replaced him with a troubleshooter from another department.

    Michael Picardi will return to his old job running the Fleet Management department after rising through the City Hall ranks to become Streets and Sanitation boss in 2005.

    Picardi will be replaced by Thomas Byrne, the city’s transportation commissioner. Byrne, a former deputy police commissioner, said he “welcomes the challenge.”

    Byrne was brought into transportation in 2005 to oversee audits and accountability issues in the department following revelations that more asphalt had been ordered than was needed for numerous projects.

    Picardi’s high-profile department was the subject of criticism in two key areas in 2008 — garbage pick-up and snow removal.

    In a Daley administration effort to reduce overtime pay, city crews in early December 2008 waited until regular working hours before plowing side streets following a snowfall, leading to treacherous road conditions that had residents and aldermen furious. Picardi reversed course on the snow plowing following the controversy.

    In October, the city inspector general reported that investigators who secretly watched city garbage truck crews spied workers loafing for hours each day, taking long lunches at home, drinking beer from plastic cups and even urinating on the street. The report also faulted the Streets and Sanitation department for failure to properly oversee the crews.

    Picardi said the problem would be fixed but defended the department.”Let’s not just say, ‘There’s a few bad apples, and the whole department is bad.’ It’s not,” Picardi said then.

  4. Hey Pat! You looked sexy on the main float of the pride parade. Nice silk underwear. Mayor Daley would look better than you did in those thong Speedo underwear though. Sorry pooky..
    (Response) I loved holding your hand the entire parade, think anyone noticed?

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