LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

TRANSPORTATION

  • Support comprehensive planning for transportation, parking and traffic initiatives

  • Support promotion of pedestrian and bicycle friendly planning and policy solutions

  • Support public transportation friendly planning and policy solutions

 

ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Support a transparent community zoning process that is consistent across the City

  • Support proposals that will be beneficial to local businesses 

  • Support proposals that promote responsible density and include at least 20% affordable housing

  • Support Transit Oriented Developments that include funding for improvements to transit and other infrastructure impacted by increased density

  • Monitor proposals for downzoning business corridors in Logan Square and Avondale to ensure business and resident input is considered

 

BUSINESS CLIMATE

  • Support legislation to provide accelerated and streamlined access to relief for small businesses during the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Support legislation to remove tax incentives for property owners with chronically vacant storefronts

  • Oppose legislation that unduly shifts City and State tax burdens to small businesses

  • Encourage the development of high paying technology, innovation, and manufacturing uses within the Logan Square community

  • Support community benefit agreements without placing unreasonable burden on the local businesses 

  • Continue to support LSNA’s Quality of Life Plan’s Economic Development Strategies, including:

    • Supporting small businesses, particularly those owned by local residents, immigrants and people of color

    • Creating a pipeline for local workers to large and growing economic sectors in the Logan Square/Avondale area to connect local business with the local workforce

  • Support recognition, promotion and incentives for Cultural and Arts Institutions including theatres, music venues, galleries and more

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