Aldermen send a letter asking to see top administration officials? Who are they? Occupy Chicago? City Council sounds like a pretty superfluous layer of government. I agree with them that the tax hikes are too much, but perhaps one of the places to save money is to cut the number of aldermen by a third and give the remaining 30 or so real budget drafting responsibilities, so we don't have one-man rule in this city as we've had almost uninterupted since 1955. My guess is the Mayor's response will be a news conference on a different subject, and the media will happily help change the subject as imagined in this humorous YouTube video: http://tinyurl.com/44msscl