Posted on July 02, 2009 5:07 AM
Weekly Update, 7-2-09
CMAP meetings. At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, the CMAP Board will meet. Click here for Board meeting materials. Prior to the Board, CMAP's Programming Coordinating Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. Click here for committee materials.
CMAP funding. At its July 8 meeting, the CMAP Board will consider a revised Fiscal Year 2010 budget that will significantly impact Agency operations. Due to the lack of state funding, the proposed revision will slash the CMAP operating budget, including personnel costs, and put all non-essential contractual services on hold. These cuts will negatively impact CMAP's ability to meet our region's planning and project delivery needs. The Chicago Sun-Times a brief story on Monday about CMAP's budget crisis.
Radio interview. Last Sunday, I was a guest on the Mike Nowak radio show that airs on WCPT 820-AM. You can read Mike's comments about CMAP and GO TO 2040 and listen to a podcast of the segment.
Time Out magazine. The local edition of Time Out has a nice story based about how a couple of residents used our GO TO 2040 web tools to create their own future scenarios.
Comcast Political Update. CMAP's Erin Aleman has taped a segment of Comcast's "Political Update," where she talked with host Lisa Aprati about GO TO 2040's Invent the Future public-input phase.
NSP proposal. CMAP will hold a public hearing to gain input on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds regional application on Monday, July 6, 2009, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at 233 South Wacker Drive (Sears Tower), Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606. In accordance with a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funding Availability, CMAP is taking the lead on a regional application for Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 funds with a consortium of local government partners known as the Chicago Metropolitan Neighborhood Stabilization Program Consortium (CMNSPC). HUD's competitive grant process is part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Copies of the application materials are now available at http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/housing-assistance.
Invent the Future workshops. Click here for the latest schedule of upcoming GO TO 2040 "Invent the Future" workshops, which include Sugar Grove (July 15); Avalon Park, Chicago (July 15); Lisle (July 16); and Riverside (July 16). Registration is requested, but not required. You can register online, via email, or by calling Joey-Lin Silberhorn at 312-386-8814. Be sure to tell your family and friends -- and send them a link to our new workshop video.
GO TO 2040 blog. Be sure to see three new recaps of Invent the Future workshops by CMAP's Sean Glowacz from Crystal Lake, Naperville and Wheaton. These are a great way to see the choices people are making in these group settings.
Environmental stimulus. WBEZ ran a segment about how the City of Chicago will improve environmental efficiency with funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Farmland event reminder. Don't forget to register for the University of Illinois Extensions' Conference on Agricultural Land Use Planning on August 6, 2009, at Oak Ridge Golf Club, 658 E. U.S. Hwy. 6, in LaSalle. Advance reservation is required (with payment of $48.50) by July 30.
Brownfields workshop reminder. CMAP and Illinois ResourceNet will host a Brownfield Grant Writing Workshop on July 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See the event flyer and click here to register. Contact Paul Reise (email@example.com) or Shaye Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Water resources conference. The 2009 Universities Council on Water Resources / National Institutes for Water Resources (UCOWR/NIWR) annual conference takes place July 7-9 at the Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North Marriott hotel. The conference theme is "Urban Water Management: Issues and Opportunities." CMAP's Tim Loftus will be moderating two sessions, giving one presentation on behalf of his coauthor, Amy Talbot, and coauthoring another presentation given by Sandy Perpignani. Margaret Schneemann will also be giving a presentation. Registration is still available for one day or the full conference. The conference program is here: http://www.ucowr.siu.edu/