For the first time in six years, the Chicago Housing Authority spent an entire year under city–”not federal–”control, and showed signs of making significant changes in the lives of Chicago’s 23,162 public housing families. The year began with the CHA board approving its 10-year, $1.5 billion “Plan for Transformation,” to demolish 51 high-rises and create mixed-income communities of publicly funded, affordable and market-rate housing. One sign of transformation took place at the helm. Often-criticized Chief Executive Officer Phillip Jackson resigned June 1. The CHA Board named 17th Ward Alderman Terry Peterson to replace Jackson.