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April 26, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-26-19

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-26-19

Learning from other states' consolidation and partnering efforts

A new CMAP Policy Update examines state-led consolidation and partnership efforts. ON TO 2050 recommends encouraging partnerships for consolidating services or units of government based on the potential benefits, such as improved capacity and resources, greater efficiency, enhanced service quality, and cost savings.
 
Enhancing coordination and partnerships across local governments in Illinois will make our communities more resilient. To implement these partnerships, ON TO 2050 proposes that the State provide funding to local governments for service sharing and consolidation feasibility studies. This update looks at states such as Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, that have provided assistance for government consolidation by enacting legislation and awarding grants, and it suggests priorities for a program in Illinois. 
 

Water Demand Forecast projects supply issues in parts of the Chicago region

Communities across the globe face an increasing array of water resource challenges and the Chicago region is not immune. Despite access to Lake Michigan, significant portions of the region -- especially those dependent upon groundwater sources -- are already encountering water supply and quality issues. The region’s comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050, anticipates these issues will grow unless additional steps are taken to coordinate and conserve the region’s shared water supply resources. 
 
CMAP, in partnership with Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and University of Illinois Extension, developed the ON TO 2050 Regional Water Demand Forecast to inform decisions about land use, transportation, and infrastructure that affect water supply and demand. While overall water use is stable, forecasted water demand will exceed available groundwater supplies in some areas. Yet with additional conservation and efficiency measures, the region can maintain its long-term drinking water supplies. 
 
A new report, Changing water demand: Projecting water use in the Chicago region to 2050, provides a brief overview of forecasted water demand by 2050, important factors driving water demand, and how planning decisions can help to conserve shared water supply resources. For more details on the methodology, see the full ON TO 2050 Regional Water Demand Forecast for Northeastern Illinois, 2015-50
 
 

My Daily Travel survey closed

Thank you to everyone who completed CMAP’s My Daily Travel survey, and to individuals and organizations that spread the word about it. Your participation in the survey -- which asked households in northeastern Illinois to report how they get from place to place in our region -- helped the agency achieve its goal of collecting valid data from a representative sample of more than 12,000 households.
 
The survey is now closed. CMAP expects results of the survey to be available in fall 2019. The data will help ensure that computer models of traffic flow are accurate so that transportation investments can be based on sound analysis. 
 

Local Technical Assistance (LTA)

CMAP is working with communities across the region to achieve local goals. Several projects supported by the agency's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program have upcoming public meetings.
 
• Residents of Chicago and Oak Park are invited to an open house for the Revitalization and Mobility Plan for North Avenue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 9, at Trinity Church (1701 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago).
• Residents of Algonquin, Cary, and unincorporated areas near the former quarries along Route 31 are invited to a visioning workshop for the Algonquin-Cary Subarea Plan from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 15, at St. John's Lutheran Church (300 Jefferson St., Algonquin).
• Residents of McKinley Park are invited to a visioning workshop for the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 15, at the National Latino Education Institute (2011 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago).
• Residents of Robbins are invited to a visioning workshop for the Robbins Transit Oriented Development and Industrial Area Plan from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 18, at the Robbins Community Center (13800 S. Trumbull Ave., Robbins).
 

Events

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
Program
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Happy Hour
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
 
Realizing Inclusion and Industry 4.0
Chicago Teachers Union Foundation
1901 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
April 30, 2019
8:00 a.m.
 
Grants Management Workshop
Triton College, Building R, Room TBA
2000 N. 5th Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171
May 2-3, 2019
 
Transportation Camp Chicago 2019
DePaul University Loop Campus
Chaddick Institute
14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60604
May 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
More information
 
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