LAKEVIEW — Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has launched a survey asking locals whether the Pride Parade should move Downtown.
The annual LGBT parade drew more than a million people to Lakeview in June — bringing with it complaints about public drinking and urination, trash, and crime.
Tunney said last month it would be a logical step to move the ever-growing parade Downtown. But he worried the move might not solve neighborhood woes since Boystown bars will still be a huge post-parade attraction.
This week, Tunney threw the question to 44th ward constituents in a survey.
"Every year, City [sic] departments meet to recap what went well and what can be improved upon after each Pride Parade," Tunney wrote in an email.
"I have created a Pride Parade survey to hear from you as we continue to examine the pride parade route and evaluate all options for next year, which could include a move downtown."
The survey is available online through Sept. 5. Tunney's office could not immediately be reached for comment.
The survey asks whether people identify as LGBT and attended the 2014 parade; whether there was enough of a police and private security presence; and what could be done to make the Pride Parade a better experience.
There's also room to leave extra comments.
Tunney's office did not immediately return calls for comment on the survey.
For more neighborhood news, listen to DNAinfo Radio here: