An Oak Lawn trustee called out her colleagues for going ahead with a vote on a parking variance despite the absence of one of their own.
"His dad's really sick," Trustee Carol Quinlan (Dist. 5) said of the absent Bob Streit (Dist. 3) during Tuesday night's village meeting.
"You’re not showing any respect," Quinlan told the mayor and four other members of the board, who were disinclined to postpone the vote until Streit got back.
Village Manager Larry Deetjen pointed out that there was no opposition to allowing a reduction in the required amount of parking for the proposed medical building at 5851 W. 95th St.
Trustee Mike Carberry (Dist. 6) told Quinlan, "If it's something that's going to affect our businesses, we have to go forward."
Mayor Sandra Bury noted that Streit gave no reason for the vote to be postponed, so the board went ahead and voted, with all in favor—both to exceptions in the parking requirements and to "certain variations to allow for the construction" of the building.
Quinlan voted against both proposals, "Based on the fact that Trustee Streit made the request."