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September 28th, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Directors Roll Call
Mike Zink, President
Patrick Nagle, Vice President
Brian Murphy, Secretary
Heather Way Kitzes
46th Ward Update James Cappleman
Menu funds will be used to install license plate readers on main through streets in the 46th
Budget talks are ongoing
Daily parking passes may be able to be purchased in similar to the way parking is paid for through the park Chicago app. This may be a few years down the line.
Smiley Brother Brew Pub opened this week
Dakin and Sheridan intersection bump outs will be installed at some point in the near future. Once the CDOT study has been done they have to take action. If an Alderperson tries to go against the findings of a study like this it is a big problem for the city legal department.
44th Ward Update
Security cameras and license plate readers have been added to inner lake shore drive to help curb and track car jackers.
Redefine the drive project is still in planning process and there is still a lot of work to be done with the community. Nothing is moving forward without a lot more community input.
Engine 78 is closed and is supposed to be reopened in October. Floor foundation needs to be replaced.
12th District State Rep Croke
New map has moved the 12th district south so that it just touches the south end of East Lakeview.
Ethics reforms around ComEd are coming.
Bill to allow civil law suits to be brought against gun dealers, manufacturers and straw buyers.
Lake Shore drive has been exempted from speed cameras in the original speed camera legislation. This was done to prevent cars suddenly slowing down at the camera and causing accidents.
Congressman Quigley – Yoni Pizer
Debt ceiling crisis is looming
House democrats pass the equal act that eliminates sentencing disparity for crack and powder cocaine offenses
Preventing future pandemics act is included in the national defense authorization act sponsored by Rep Quigley
FDA is updating blood donation rules
Cubs Update – Heather Way Kitzes
Race to Wrigley is this Saturday. $5 off for people who live in the neighborhood.
There will also be a STEM fair at Wrigley Field this Saturday.