CMAP Weekly Update, 12-4-20

Voters approve government consolidation efforts throughout region

Voters across northeastern Illinois approved a number of government consolidations during the 2020 general election.

 

Learn why ON TO 2050, the region’s long-range plan, encourages local governments to pursue consolidation and other partnerships.

 

Making the freight industry sustainable

In a recent op-ed for a Crain's Chicago Business series on freight, CMAP's executive director, Erin Aleman, highlighted how northeastern Illinois can work together to ensure the industry thrives in a sustainable way that better serves everyone in our region. Aleman and CMAP senior planner Tom Murtha also were featured in separate stories for the series, which examined congestion, environmental justice, and other issues facing the industry.

 

Apply now for environmental grants

Public and private groups interested in restoring habitats, enhancing water quality, and making other ecological improvements can apply now for the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. This program will award about $1.5 million in grants to public and private community partners throughout the country. Proposals are due by Thursday, January 28, 2021. For eligibility information, visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's website.

 

McHenry County updates water resource action plan

The newly adopted McHenry County Water Resources Action Plan 2020 Update incorporates the latest trends and analyses meant to empower communities to make policy, land use, and zoning decisions that prioritize and protect the county's water resources.

 

A diverse task force and more than 160 people helped shape the update before McHenry County Board members adopted it last month. Collaboration over water resources also underpins a key recommendation in the region's long-range plan, ON TO 2050, to protect and enhance the integrity of the region's aquatic systems.

 

Rethinking Joliet's water supply

Joliet officials are encouraging the public to submit comments as they consider using Lake Michigan water. The public can view a video presentation, exhibits, and a newsletter to learn more about this potential change during a virtual event that lasts through Monday, December 14. To access the event, visit the Rethink Water Joliet website.

 

Events

Freight Committee
GoToMeeting
December 7, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information

Human and Community Development Committee
GoToMeeting
December 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information

Citizens' Advisory Committee
GoToMeeting
December 8, 2020
2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
More information

Transportation Committee
GoTo Meeting
December 11, 2020
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Equity in Real Estate: Resisting in Place Through Equitable Real Estate Development
Urban Land Institute Chicago Women's Leadership Initiative
December 8, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

The Intersectional Failures that COVID-19 Exacerbates: Learned Lessons on Building a Housing Equity Movement
Metropolitan Planning Council
December 10, 2020
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Reflecting on MPC Accomplishments Amidst a Tough Year
Metropolitan Planning Council
December 16, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

 

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CMAP Weekly Update, 12-4-20

Voters approve government consolidation efforts throughout region

Voters across northeastern Illinois approved a number of government consolidations during the 2020 general election.

 

Learn why ON TO 2050, the region’s long-range plan, encourages local governments to pursue consolidation and other partnerships.

 

Making the freight industry sustainable

In a recent op-ed for a Crain's Chicago Business series on freight, CMAP's executive director, Erin Aleman, highlighted how northeastern Illinois can work together to ensure the industry thrives in a sustainable way that better serves everyone in our region. Aleman and CMAP senior planner Tom Murtha also were featured in separate stories for the series, which examined congestion, environmental justice, and other issues facing the industry.

 

Apply now for environmental grants

Public and private groups interested in restoring habitats, enhancing water quality, and making other ecological improvements can apply now for the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. This program will award about $1.5 million in grants to public and private community partners throughout the country. Proposals are due by Thursday, January 28, 2021. For eligibility information, visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's website.

 

McHenry County updates water resource action plan

The newly adopted McHenry County Water Resources Action Plan 2020 Update incorporates the latest trends and analyses meant to empower communities to make policy, land use, and zoning decisions that prioritize and protect the county's water resources.

 

A diverse task force and more than 160 people helped shape the update before McHenry County Board members adopted it last month. Collaboration over water resources also underpins a key recommendation in the region's long-range plan, ON TO 2050, to protect and enhance the integrity of the region's aquatic systems.

 

Rethinking Joliet's water supply

Joliet officials are encouraging the public to submit comments as they consider using Lake Michigan water. The public can view a video presentation, exhibits, and a newsletter to learn more about this potential change during a virtual event that lasts through Monday, December 14. To access the event, visit the Rethink Water Joliet website.

 

Events

Freight Committee
GoToMeeting
December 7, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information

Human and Community Development Committee
GoToMeeting
December 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information

Citizens' Advisory Committee
GoToMeeting
December 8, 2020
2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
More information

Transportation Committee
GoTo Meeting
December 11, 2020
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Equity in Real Estate: Resisting in Place Through Equitable Real Estate Development
Urban Land Institute Chicago Women's Leadership Initiative
December 8, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

The Intersectional Failures that COVID-19 Exacerbates: Learned Lessons on Building a Housing Equity Movement
Metropolitan Planning Council
December 10, 2020
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Reflecting on MPC Accomplishments Amidst a Tough Year
Metropolitan Planning Council
December 16, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

 

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