Saturday, April 13, 2013

April News

Our Next General Meeting will be held Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 pm. At First Lutheran Church of the Trinity (31st and Lowe)

Next Saturday!  

Come out and do some dirty deeds!

Let's Talk TIFS

McKinley Park Civic Association and the Bridgeport Alliance presents

  • What is a Tax Increment Finance District?
  • How many of them are there in our community?
  • How do they impact us?
  • Who gets money from a TIF and why?
McKinley Park Library (1915 W 35th Street) The presenter will be Tom Tresser, co-founder of the CivicLab, a space for civic innovation and lead organizer for the TIF Illumination Project (TIP). TIP is investigating and exposing what TIFs are doing to us on a ward-by-ward basis. 

National People's Action

While many of us are working to beautify our neighborhood next weekend, a few folks from Bridgeport Alliance will be representing us at the NPA Annual Conference in Washington DC.  We look forward to hearing what they accomplish and learn!

Other notes from Bridgeport Alliance members, friends and neighbors:
  • Help get Nate to Netroots Nation 2013 - Vote here!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Annual Earth Day Clean Up

Save the Date!
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Chicago's City Wide Clean and Green 
Volunteer Clean Up!

We will meet at the McGuane Park Field House (29th and Poplar) at 9:00 am for refreshments, including Jackalope Coffee.

Then we will hit the park and the streets to pick up trash and have fun!

We will have some tools and supplies, but everyone is encouraged to bring gloves, sunscreen, water and any tools that they might find useful.

Supervised children and teens are encouraged to participate.

Flier attached

Businesses and Organizations wishing to participate please contact us no later than April 15.

This event would not be possible without the participation of the Palmisano Advisory Council and McGuane Park Advisory Council along with Bridgeport Alliance, Jackalope Coffee & Tea, Benton House, First Trinity Lutheran Church, Senior Suites, Bridgeport Citizen's Group, The City of Chicago, The Department of Streets and Sanitation and Friends of South Halsted!  We had a blast last year and hope you can join in the fun!