June Committee Updates

June Committee Updates

Dear CMAP Committee members and friends,

In an effort to better coordinate across CMAPs committees, staff will periodically provide an update on timely developments, upcoming presentations in other committees, and a recap of recent meetings.

Implementing ON TO 2050

Learn about plan implementation from CMAP staff as they present on Local Technical Assistance (LTA) projects occurring throughout the region. On Monday, June 24, at the Economic Development Committee, staff will present an overview of the McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study, a capacity building project to streamline intergovernmental cooperation, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs. Additionally, at the Environment and Natural Resources Committee meeting on Thursday, July 11, CMAP staff will present on how the LTA program is integrating water supply into local planning. 

Recap and highlights: Recent and upcoming committee meetings

Agenda items are subject to change. To check meeting agendas and access all committee materials: https: //www. cmap. illinois. gov/committees.

Board Meeting
Meets next on Wednesday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m.
Staff will request approval of the FY 2020 Unified Work Program, which sets out the agenda and funding levels for much of the transportation planning work in the region. Additionally, the Board will consider the FY 2020 Budget and Work Plan and the CMAP Public Participation Plan for approval.
Join the CMAP Board in person at CMAPs office or stream the meeting online.

Citizens Advisory Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m.
At the June meeting, staff gave an update on CMAPs relevant legislative activities. Staff also gave highlights on the Public Participation Plan and the types of comments received during the Plans public comment period, which closed on May 21. Representatives from the U. S. Census Bureau provided information and updates on efforts for the 2020 Census.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m.
At the April 11 meeting, staff provided a summary of the CMAQ applications received during the most recent call for projects, which closed in March. The committee will consider staff recommendations for the program at the July meeting.

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, June 19, at 8:00 a.m.
At the June meeting, staff will present activities for the next call for projects and seek input from the Coordinating Committee. Additionally, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways will present a summary of their proposed pilot project designed to improve transit service on the South Side of the Chicago and in the south suburbs.

At the April 10 meeting, the committee approved the FY 2020 Unified Work Program, which sets out the agenda and funding levels for much of the transportation planning work in the region. CMAP staff presented findings from analysis on northeastern Illinois traded industry clusters, and solicited feedback from the committee on related strategies before completing a final report in 2019.

Council of Mayors Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, August 20, at 9:30 a.m.
At the May meeting, the committee was briefed on the applications received for the Surface Transportation Program (STP) Shared Fund. Updates on current STP expenditures, IDOT Local Roads letting, and other activities were discussed. The committee unanimously agreed to write a letter to the Illinois General Assembly regarding sustainable transportation funding. The committee recommended the FY 2020 Unified Work Project for approval by the CMAP Board and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee. The status of pavement condition data collection and management plans, and a report on the responses to the CMAP 2018 Municipal Survey were presented to the committee.

Economic Development
Meets next on Monday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m.
At the June meeting, Kristi DeLaurentiis, executive director of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, will provide an overview of the South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative. The initiative is an effort spearheaded by the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and partners to better connect the asset-rich communities of the south suburbs to the regional economic trajectory. Additionally, CMAP staff will present an overview of the McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study, a capacity building project led by CMAPs Local Technical Assistance program.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m.
At the July meeting, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee will focus on issues of water supply. The committee will host Danielle Gallet from the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to discuss Drinking Water 1-2-3, a how-to guide developed by MPC and partners to assist elected and appointed officials in making important policy decisions. Additionally, CMAP staff will present on how the LTA Program is integrating water supply into local plans.

The ENR committee last met on May 2. The agenda included a presentation from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Village of Schaumburg on the Greenest Region Compact (GRC). Members learned about the framework and were encouraged to promote the GRC with their government partners. An update on CMAP's legislative activities and bill actions in the Illinois General Assembly was also given. CMAP staff presented the new slate of local planning projects for FY 2020 and solicited feedback from members on projects of interest. Members were particularly interested in learning more about the projects with the Central Council of Mayors, Will County, and those projects with an emphasis on water supply. CMAP staff presented on work with the Illinois International Port District, where CMAP's LTA Program is assisting in identifying planning priorities and developing a master plan. Members learned how past bicycle, conservation, and water planning could be integrated into the master plan. Finally, CMAP staff gave a brief overview on the Algonquin-Cary Subarea LTA planning process that is focused on the redevelopment of the IL Route 31 corridor and gravel quarries to be decommissioned in the future.

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, September 16, at 9:00 a.m.
At the June 17 meeting, program representatives from the Freight Fluidity Monitoring Program presented the Federal Highway Administrations development of a national freight fluidity supply chain monitoring and program. Additionally, Cook County staff presented on the County's Lincoln Highway Logistics Corridor Strategic Plan. CMAP staff discussed upcoming work to investigate the impacts of e-commerce on transportation, land use, and the environment.

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, August 6, at 10:00 a.m.
At the April 9 meeting, the committee visited Google's Chicago office. The committee heard from the Family Independence Initiative (FII), which works with community based organizations to reach and invest directly in families across the Chicago region. FII provided information on its partnership with Google, which is helping them expand staff capacity, launch new sites, and improve its tech platforms and data collection. The committee also heard from CMAP about its corporate engagement strategy, and staff shared an overview of ongoing research and incentives in disinvested areas. At the close of the meeting, committee members revisited the committees mission and vision, reviewing draft mission and vision statements that were drafted by committee members since the previous meeting.

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, July 2, at 9:30 a.m.
At the May meeting, the committee welcomed three new members (Adam Ballard of Access Living, Angela Brooks of the Chicago Housing Authority, and Caitlin Ritter of MB Real Estate) and finalized the committees charge for 2019. In addition to these internal items, members received updates on the progress of a series of corridor plans along the Fox River in McHenry and Lake counties and a neighborhood plan in Chicago's McKinley Park supported through CMAP's LTA Program. The committee also discussed CMAP's Public Participation Plan.

MPO Policy Committee
Meets next on Wednesday October 10, at 9:30 a. m.
At the June meeting, the MPO Policy Committee approved the FY 2020 UWP work program and the update to the Public Participation Plan. The Chicago Department of Transportation presented on the recommendations of the City's New Transportation and Mobility Task Force Report, released last March. The committee also received an overview of strategic initiatives from Pace Suburban Bus Executive Director Rocky Donahue.

Surface Transportation Project (STP) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 18, at 9:30 a.m.
At the April 11 meeting, staff provided a summary of the STP Shared Fund applications received during the most recent call for projects, which closed in March. The committee will consider staff recommendations for the program at the July meeting.

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, August 2, at 9:30 a.m.
At the July meeting, the committee approved formal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment 19-06, which included 16 IDOT projects scheduled for construction letting in July and August using $7.5 million in Transportation Development Credits Highways (TDCH), also known as toll credits, to match a variety of federal funds in place of state funding. CMAP staff presented an overview of the McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study LTA project. The committee also received presentations about capital budgets for the Kane County Division of Transportation and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways.

To learn more or attend

For questions about committee meetings, please contact the staff member listed on the Committees page. Please note that any changes to committee meeting dates or times will be listed on the individual committees webpage. 

All committee meetings are held at CMAPs office, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Suite 800, which is ADA accessible. If a committee member or a member of the public requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend a committee meeting, please contact Ingrid Witherspoon at 312-454-0400 or iwitherspoon@cmap.illinois.gov. gov at least five days in advance of the meeting. 

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