June Workshops Give Lake County Residents a Chance to Help Develop ON TO 2050 Regional Planning Goals
Members of the public are invited to attend free workshops in Grayslake and Waukegan to learn about the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning ON TO 2050 plan and to provide feedback on priorities for the region.
The local workshops are cohosted by the League of Women Voters of Lake County, Clean Power Lake County, Livable Lake County and CMAP. CMAP is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.
Two workshops are scheduled for Lake County:
• Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake. The presentation will be offered in English.
• Wednesday June 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Park Place Senior Center (Belvidere Park), 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. The presentation will be offered in English and Spanish.
The workshops will cover several growth-related topics: land use, housing, water, open space, sustainability, community development, roads, transit, freight, business, and economic issues.
The strategies and recommendations contained in the ON TO 2050 report, which will be issued in 2018, will influence public investment and policy throughout the seven-county region.
For more information on ON TO 2050, go to http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/onto2050.
The Clean Power Lake County Campaign aims to bring community members together to build a just future based on clean air, clean water, and a revitalized lakefront in Lake County.
Livable Lake County is a grassroots coalition advocating for the preservation of the quality of life, livability and natural resources for all of Lake County, Illinois. It supports sustainable economic development and transportation, preservation of open space, and clean air and water.