At the top of the agenda is fine-tuning the format and content of the planning workshops that are now scheduled for October 10 and November 14. These will be neighborhood-wide events that will inform people across Emerson-Garfield about what Neighborhood Planning is and what it aims to accomplish. These workshops will also solicit input about where the neighborhood’s short- and long-term priorities lie. For example: Should we be working to make N. Monroe more pedestrian-friendly? Should we emphasize traffic calming across the neighborhood? Or should we work toward something ambitious, like establishing guidelines for landlords to make them more accountable for the state of their rental properties? These issues and their possible solutions are up to us — and you — to decide.
We hope to see you there!