Meeting Minutes ~ November 16, 2022

Action Ridge General Meeting November 16, 2022 Meeting began at 7:10pm. Nan welcomed the students and sponsors from SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) and gave a quick overview about Action Ridge. In attendance were three SOAR students from Maine South, two faculty advisors to the Maine South SOAR group, and one faculty advisor to theContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ November 16, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ October 27, 2022

Date: October 27, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:03pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Kathy Rolsing There was a discussion about the extended timeline for the Comp Plan, but at least the PZC has started talking about it.  Kristin will communicate with the commissionContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ October 27, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ October 12, 2022

Meeting began at 7:07pm Nan welcomed the attendees and introduced Michael Rabbit and Leon Reed, presenting on their recent visit to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. The Museum and Memorial opened in April 2018. The project was spearheaded by Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative. LynchingContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ October 12, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ September 29, 2022

Date: September 29, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:03pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rolsing, Kate Kerin, Chris Parson There was a discussion about the delay by the city to begin work/hearings on the Comp Plan and Housing Plan (to be filed with the state). Continue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ September 29, 2022”

Nan Parson Urges City Council to add Affordable Housing, DEI Training, Restorative Justice, and more, to the Park Ridge Strategic Plan

Letter to the City Council August 15, 2022 Dear Council Members, Commissioners and City Staff, thank you for reading this letter and including it in the city’s record.  My name is Nan Parson.  I have lived in Park Ridge for 52 years and am strongly invested in the well-being of my city.  I’m writing toContinue reading “Nan Parson Urges City Council to add Affordable Housing, DEI Training, Restorative Justice, and more, to the Park Ridge Strategic Plan”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ August 22, 2022

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells, Melani Kaplan, Beverly Copeland, Bob Burkhart, Mary Elsner There was a discussion about meeting with elected and appointed officials and what is allowable under the Open Meetings Act.  If one or two people meetContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ August 22, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ September 14, 2022

Meeting began at 7:00pm Nan welcomed the attendees and those bringing guests introduced their friends. Committee Updates Affordable Housing – Kristin Berg and Nan Parson Book Discussion Group – Karen Banks-Lubicz The group is reading The Overstory by Richard Powers for the next book discussion. Noreen Gayford suggested Gunfight by Ryan Busse for the followingContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ September 14, 2022”

Action Ridge and The League of Women Voters Team up to Promote the Vote!

9.8.22 – It’s worth a trip to the Park Ridge Library to see the awesome posters that Action Ridge created in cooperation with the League of Women Voters Park Ridge.  The display cases are located on the second floor around the corner from the Business Office.  The posters contain all the information one needs toContinue reading “Action Ridge and The League of Women Voters Team up to Promote the Vote!”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ July 11, 2022

Date: July 11, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:04pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells City moving very slowly on Comp Plan and Housing Plan. City confirmed that the Community Survey is not related to the Comprehensive Plan.  Drew Awsumb said on 6/17Continue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ July 11, 2022”

Reproductive Rights Resources

Steaming mad about SCOTUS overturning Roe v Wade? The best first thing you can do is make an ongoing donation to a reputable organization on the front lines of this fight. Recurring donations help organizations reliably plan and budget. Donating to and spreading the word about organizations that help those seeking abortions do so safelyContinue reading “Reproductive Rights Resources”