Democracy is alive and well in Geneva, at least if the number of aldermanic candidates is any measure.
Historic Preservation Commission member said Tuesday that he's going to run for the 1st Ward spot that Sam Hill has held for the past 12 years.
Hill announced at Monday night's City Council Committee of the Whole meeting that he would not run in the April 9 election. That footnote followed a spirited discussion about whether to allow
The COW straw poll was 8-2 to amend the city ordinance that makes that restriction, and owner Mike Olesen said he was ready and willing to run.
already had formally announced his candidacy for the 1st Ward at a press conference in June. Former Alderman in late June that he was planning to run, as well.
Now comes Bruno, who has been an active and vocal proponent of historic preservation on issues such as the proposed demolition of the , the . Bruno said Tuesday that the word already had gotten out about his candidacy for the 1st Ward post—a candidacy he plans to formally announce on Aug. 17. Bruno is an employee of 1st Layers Consulting and has been a regular blogger on Geneva Patch.