March 24th, 2019 7:22 PM
I do kinda remember a fellow Trustee calling this decision unethical. And that is what has me confused. If Mr. Taglia truly supported an "unethical" decision, then how can it be ethical that he has the unanimous support of his fellow Trustees?
March 24th, 2019 5:47 PM
Lizbeth, you are correct. In addition, I think they are spending $6.5 million to make this change. We should have never ever allowed tax money to be diverted into TIFs. Hopefully, Bridgett Baron and Cory Wesley, when elected, can prevent this insanity from going forward.
March 24th, 2019 4:21 PM
Jim Taglia's vote to shift hundreds of additional vehicles each day onto the already over-utilized Jackson and Washington Blvds. as part of the Madison road diet was correctly called "unethical" by a fellow trustee. The Village has not committed to ensuring that the Madison St. plan does not negatively affect surrounding neighborhoods. As a Jackson homeowner, Mr. Taglia will not be getting my vote, because he's proven that he cannot be trusted to make sure the best interests of Oak Parkers are protected in the face of development and change. Not only should residents of Jackson and Washington decline to vote for Mr. Taglia, so should all Oak Park residents who want to be able to trust that Village trustees are watching out for them. Excusing Mr. Taglia from further service on the board will send a message that needs to be heard.
March 24th, 2019 3:07 PM
As a member of the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers, I would like to know some more details about what is going to happen in regards to the Senior Center going into the basement level. My concern is due to the fact that our club, large built-in layout and all, occupies the largest room on that particular level.
March 24th, 2019 2:41 PM
Amanda Massie has my vote. To amplify my vote, I will vote for Amanda and only Amanda. I hope others will follow my lead.
March 24th, 2019 12:26 PM
Amanda Massie will represent all students and taxpayers and merits our vote for the D200 School Board.
March 24th, 2019 11:59 AM
Paragraph 5 is a hoot. "the Hill Motor Building, if adapted for reuse can be a valuable resource." Any discarded item adapted for reuse is a valuable asset. Some items cant be adapted. "The greenest building is the one that already exists" A quote, with no reference to the author. This would mean all those balloon frame dry rotted wood buildings in the Austin Area with their leaky windows, out dated furnace, are ahead of their times and newer solar paneled, high efficiency HVAC, and tight new windows aren't effective at all. "We cannot build our way to sustainability . Demolition and reconstruction are easy but offer only short term economy." Do not upgrade your home. expensive and outdated is the key. "Our culture is enamored with the new and this can cloud our judgment, causing us to profoundly undervalue existing resources." Some of our culture, not all. I own a 1967 Fastback Mustang GT 289 CID, 4 speed, disc brakes, factory air,...
March 24th, 2019 11:34 AM
than again, Alan, there's always that old trope "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Time will tell, but whatever happens, it's unlikely to happen overnight.
March 24th, 2019 9:01 AM
I have learned so much this election season about what other Oak Parkers find to be important and consider "Oak Park Values." I look forward to the results of this election -- it seems that the future of Oak Park hangs in the balance.
March 24th, 2019 6:25 AM
Ridiculous. OPRF is a complete joke. New position total waste of money. Superintendent new job description: "Keep everybody happy"
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