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Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Citizens’ Advisory Committee met June 11

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 22, 2019


Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Citizens’ Advisory Committee met June 11.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

Members Present: Elliott Hartstein (Chair) (via tele-conference), Garland Armstrong, Heather Armstrong, Lulu Blacksmith, Thomas Gary, Kevin Ivers, Renee Patten, Stephenie Presseller, Ben Ruhlig, Faye Sinnott, Amaal Tokars

Absent: Blake Grigsby

Others Present: Alvaro Villagran, Theresa Le

Staff Present: Cindy Cambray, Anthony Cefali

1.0 Call to Order and Introductions

Committee Chair Elliott Hartstein called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.

2.0 Agenda Changes and Announcements

 Update on Executive Director search CMAP Executive Director, Joseph Szabo, retiring at the end of June 2019

 New Deputy Director for Communications & Outreach, Kathleen Lane

 New members were introduced and welcomed at the meeting:

o Thomas Gary

o Blake Grigsby

o Renee Patten

o Ben Ruhlig

3.0 Public Participation Plan Update

Staff reviewed highlights of the public comment received on the Public Participation Plan.

4.0 Legislative Agenda

Staff gave an update on relevant legislative activities.


5.0 2020 Census

In April 2020, the next decennial census will begin the national enumeration process.

Representatives from the regional office of the U.S. Census Bureau will provided information and updates on efforts for the 2020 Census.

6.0 Other Business

No other business was presented at this meeting.

7.0 Public Comment

No public comment was provided.

8.0 Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

9.0 Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

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