A full house of over 40 Lake County residents gathered on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Park Place Senior Center in Waukegan to provide input for the regional plan being developed by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).
Members of the community, including members the sponsoring organizations, the League of Women Voters - Lake County, Clean Power Lake County, Sierra Club, AAUW Waukegan Area Branch, Christ Episcopal Church, NAACP, Most Blessed Trinity, Waukegan Main Street and Greater Waukegan Development Coalition were led by CMAP staff through a series of questions and small group discussions to weigh in with their thoughts about transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues for Lake County and the Northeastern Illinois region.
CMAP's goal is to develop, within the next two years, a new comprehensive regional plan, called ON TO 2050. CMAP is the planning organization for the seven counties of northeastern Illinois and helps coordinate strategies for the region's 284 communities to address housing, economic development, transportation, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. CMAP is gathering input from residents via community meetings throughout the area and also in the following ways:
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