One Chicago alderman is making a promise to taxpayers across the city: Whatever the political risk, he’s going to push for TIF reform.

And after attending a meeting of the Greater Lincoln Park chapter of Democracy for America, some Chicago residents appalled by what they view as rampant abuse of TIFs are vowing to act as well.

The alderman, Scott Waguespack, who represents the Northwest Side’s 32nd Ward, said, “I’ve already received a ton of feedback. It’s basically taxation without representation.”