PB 2012 Committees held a series of “Meeting with the Experts” earlier this month with representatives from the City of Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Tourism and Culture (COTC), and the Chicago Park District (CPD), to discuss the feasibility of various projects proposed during the Neighborhood Assemblies. CDOT Deputy Commissioner Bob Myers, Assistant Commissioner Mike Volini, and Field Service Specialist Keith Weaver (who took time from his vacation to be with us!) were on hand to explain the procedures involved in going forward with projects, as well as to provide cost estimates, staying until past 9:00 p.m. to answer all questions and meet with the individual Committees on Streets, Traffic & Public Safety, and Transportation as they reviewed their lists of projects. Similary, COTC Curator of Public Art Allyson Coglianese met with the Committee on Arts & Other, and CPD Senior Project Manager Bob Foster and John Gay, Legislative Liaison, met with the Committee on Parks & Environment. Thank you for going above and beyond!
Throughout January and February, Committees will continue to research their proposed projects in preparation for the 2nd round of Neighborhood Assemblies to be held in February.