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We are lifted up by a national movement seeking economic justice for Black Americans and a more hopeful future for this country, people who understand the power and potential of local work for the good of communities across the nation. We are deeply indebted to each and every one of you and vow to remain faithful to our shared vision.
• Incentivize reporting on puppy mills both in and outside of city limits by Chicago residents; establish a task force to inform other municipalities when they are housing puppy mills
• Open a dog park in the Fifth Ward
• Convene a charrette for the design of a first-of-its-kind cat colony shelter; convene a fundraising committee for the shelter
• Establish and fund an Environmental Resources Survey to mirror the Historic Resources Survey
• Afford protections to habitats similar to those given to historically and architecturally significant buildings
• Establish and fund Fifth Ward Environmental Task Force
• Ward-wide review of health impacts of auto traffic, tree removal, and other priorities as identified by residents during a public comment period prior to drafting document
• Introduction of ordinance to require environmental impact statements for removal of more than three trees for any project, with establishment of a temporary environmental oversight council where 10 or more trees are impacted by development.
• Ward-wide review of entire built and natural environment, funded via philanthropy and individual donors
• Publicly accessible inventory of Fifth Ward environmental survey
• Amend citywide preservation and landmark policy to include natural environment when intentionally designed
• Increase funding for Adopt-A-Landmark
• Extend demolition delay for historic properties; add provision to convene hearings if sufficient public demand
• Toughen requirements to allow bypassing of public hearings for demolition of historic survey properties
• Special ordinance approving TIF funds from every TIF to be ported into a fund for high-speed internet access to serve the communities with the greatest need.
• Advocacy for a policy that will provide real-time information on implementation of improved high-speed internet access.
• Public school-relate remote access policies keyed to a universal minimum standard of high-speed internet access.