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April 12, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-12-19

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-12-19

CMAP Board meeting recap

The CMAP Board met this Wednesday, April 10, with a focus on CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. The Board approved 29 new LTA projects to help local communities prosper; see below for more information. In addition, the Board discussed the new Embedded Staff Planner (ESP) program, which places members of CMAP's staff in communities for up to two-year assignments to help build local expertise for the long haul. The ESP program officially kicked off in Calumet Park and Sauk Village in March, with plans to expand the pilot in the coming years.

Announcing 29 new local planning projects to help communities prosper

As part of the implementation of ON TO 2050, the CMAP Board has approved a new slate of local planning projects to help communities prosper. Supported by CMAP's LTA program -- which has undertaken more than 200 projects since 2012 -- the 29 new projects will help local governments, nonprofits, and intergovernmental collaborators address issues at the intersection of transportation, land use, and quality of life. 
Aligned with ON TO 2050's focus on Inclusive Growth, LTA emphasizes the importance of assistance in areas that -- due to limited resources -- may not otherwise have the ability to undertake such efforts. Two-thirds of the projects selected for CMAP support are in moderate, high, or very high need communities. 
Read more in a media release about the new projects, see a map of where selected projects are in the region, and read descriptions of each project.

CMAP supports a complete count Census

CMAP's 2019 Federal Agenda supports initiatives that ensure the U.S. Census Bureau can conduct an accurate and complete count in the 2020 Census. As a State Data Center for the Bureau, CMAP is part of a nationwide network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments that make Census data available locally to the public.
The Bureau is sending invitations to counties, townships, and municipalities to participate in the New Construction Program to help account for new residential construction begun since March 1, 2018. This information will help compile an accurate address list by Census Day (April 1, 2020), ensuring a more complete count. CMAP encourages jurisdictions that have received the invitation and have new residential construction to designate a New Construction Program liaison.

Public comment period open through May 21 on Public Participation Plan

In accordance with federal guidance, CMAP has drafted a plan for a meaningful, proactive public involvement process to provide complete and timely information to regional stakeholders. The draft Public Participation Plan is available on CMAP's website for review and comment by Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The website includes details on how to comment by email, phone, and mail.
We welcome your comments. The final version of the Public Participation Plan, reflecting the comments received, will be brought to the CMAP Board for approval at its June 12, 2019, meeting.


UTC Seminar Series: The 78, Chicago’s Next Great Neighborhood
412 S. Peoria St.
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607
April 18, 2019
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Inclusive Growth: What does equity look like in the Chicago region?
North Park University, Johnson Center, Room 314
5141 N. Christiana Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
April 18, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Listening Tour
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi
Various locations in Cook County
April 20, 25, 2019
Times vary
Hike the Preserves: Interpretive Hike
Plum Creek Meadow, Calumet Heritage Area
Burnham Ave. and 223rd St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
April 20, 2019
10:00 a.m.
National Transit Institute Training:
Public Involvement in Transportation Planning

233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
April 22-24, 2019
More information

Environmentalists of Color Spring Gathering
The Field Museum, Founder’s Room
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
April 24, 2019
8:00 to 10:30 p.m.
HOPE Moving Forward 2019, Fair Housing Conference
35 N. River Ln.
Geneva, IL 60134
April 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
APA-IL Cutting Through All the Noise:
Effective Communication Techniques for Planners

Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie & Evelyn Pease
Tyner Interpretive Center
2400 Compass Rd.
Glenview, IL 60026
April 29, 2019
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Happy Hour
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
More information

Grants Management Workshop
Triton College, Building R, Room TBA
2000 N. 5th Ave.
River Grover, IL 60171
May 2-3, 2019
More information
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