Does your basement, backyard or street outside your home flood every time it rains heavily? If so, you should make plans to attend an upcoming forum.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology, together with Let’s Go Chicago and the United Church of Rogers Park, is sponsoring “The Gross Gathering,” a forum on urban flooding and what to do about it. The forum takes place this Thursday, September 26, 5:00 p.m., at the United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse (at Ashland).
The sponsors bill this event as an opportunity to meet other residents who are experiencing flooding, share stories, and, most importantly, meet individuals who can help you with possible solutions.
My staff and I will be in attendance to hear your concerns directly and report any city service issues to the City’s Department of Water Management.
Also present and speaking at the meeting will be Harriet Festing, Director, Water Program, Center for Neighborhood Technology; Tom La Porte, Assistant Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Water Management; Christopher Haite, Supervising Civil Engineer, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; and Brian Eber, Northeast Flood Plain Coordinator, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
I look forward to seeing you at this important forum this Thursday.