Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 10.7.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin met with Claudia Hampel, new CP&D Coordinator, and Richard Peters, staff Planner.  They may both be working on the Comprehensive Plan when P&Z takes itContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 10.7.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 9.1.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Julianna Lopez de Philbrook, Karen Banks-Lubicz, David Aslesen, Judy Fregetto Agenda Items: Michael Rabbitt from Neighbors for Affordable Housing told us about a 297 unit apartment development to be built in ChicagoContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 9.1.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 7.20.2

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells, Ginger Pennington, Karen Banks-Lubicz Announcements: Governor Pritzker will sign the Omnibus Housing Act on July 29, 2021. The Omnibus Act requires that the seats on the AH Appeals Board be filled.  TheContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 7.20.2”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.23.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Kristin led the meeting as Nan was travelling.  Agenda Items: IL HB2621 passes the legislature and is waiting for the governor’s signature (he will sign). Known as the Affordable Housing Omnibus Act, provisions include: An amendment to the AHPAA that clarifies that HomeContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.23.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.2.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Kristin and Nan thanked those that signed the public comment drafted by Nan Parson and submitted to  City Council calling for inclusion, respect, and equity .  There were over 130 signatures gathered in just a few days.  Kristin and Nan met with newContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.2.21”

SHINE A LIGHT: Perspectives on Cook County Government

September 2021 NewsletterBy Michael Rabbitt Cook County government has been referred to as “stealth government” – its offices and services being relatively unknown compared to government at the federal, state and city levels. Although our county government has a low profile, this monthly update will “shine a light” on Cook County by providing important information andContinue reading “SHINE A LIGHT: Perspectives on Cook County Government”

October General Meeting ~ Wednesday 10/6 at 7:00

Please join us and invite a friend to come in person to our October general meeting at 7:00 next Wednesday, 10/6 in the lower level of the Park Ridge Community Church.  Masks and distancing will be required to meet in person or you can attend virtually.  Email actionridge 2017@gmail.com to request a Zoom link. MarkContinue reading “October General Meeting ~ Wednesday 10/6 at 7:00”

Voter Registration at Maine West High School

An intrepid band of volunteers (most were Deputy Registrars) from Action Ridge and the Park Ridge League of Women Voters spent four hours registering students at Maine West High School on Tuesday 9/28 (National Voter Registration Day).  Karen Yee Reid from the PRLWV organized and lead the effort.  We registered 89 students today!!!!

Diversity Discussion Group: The Sum of Us. 9.29.21

Join us for the discussion on “The Sum of Us” – what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together.  The library has the books ready for pick-up at Reader Services so get your copy now of “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGee and start reading!  You are welcome to join us onContinue reading “Diversity Discussion Group: The Sum of Us. 9.29.21”

Virtual Discussion with Filmmaker: The Long Shadow, Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7:00

Filmmaker Frances Causey was born in segregated Greensboro, N.C. in the early ’60s, “where white superiority was never questioned.” But with family in N.C. and Mississippi, with ancestral ties to slavery era Virginia, as an adult she pondered what she and her family had seen and accepted in “the racist South of my childhood.” SpurredContinue reading “Virtual Discussion with Filmmaker: The Long Shadow, Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7:00”