Voting will be available to any resident of the 29th Ward who is 14 or older. Ballots will be available online on Ald. Chris Taliaferro’s website and in person at his office, 6272 W. North Ave.; at the Austin Chicago Public Library, 5615 W. Race Ave.; and at the North Austin Chicago Public Library, 5724 W. North Ave. Voting ends Nov. 20.
City officials have identified the first 45 miles of arterial streets scheduled to be resurfaced in 2019. In addition to a 1.45 mile stretch of Austin Boulevard, about 1 mile of a few other streets in Austin — Long, Cortez, Iowa – Division/Central — also are on the paving list.
About 390 residents cast votes last month to decide how to spend Ald. Chris Taliaferro’s $1 million menu money. Sixty-five percent will go to street and alley resurfacing, while $312,500 will be spent on four community projects.
The first of three meetings being held to discuss which neighborhood projects should be funded with “menu money” is set for June 14 at Amundsen Park. Two other gatherings are planned for Rutherford-Sayre Park and the Columbus Park Refectory later this month.
The project was presented at Monday’s 28th Ward meeting, along with other action to clean up the streets, including police efforts to combat crime and the city’s April 21 Clean and Green volunteer day.