Oct. 17, 2009
-- Last weekend, October 10th and 11th, members of the Action Party walked the streets of the 62nd and 63rd precincts in order to meet and talk to registered voters. The goal was quite simple -- to determine the concerns of the residents of Morton Grove and offer them a means of relaying these issues to the Board of Trustees.
The Action Party members described this “Walk and Talk,” event, which they have been doing for several years now in the Fall and Spring, as a means of “taking the pulse” of the community. They also emphasized the importance of letting the public know that the Action Party is in existence and active throughout the months and years and not just at election time. Morton Grove is a relatively small community with a very limited budget. Obtaining the opinions of the residents directly through the Walk and Talk Event replaces expensive consultant firm fees and tells us what we want to know.
Residents were asked what things they would like to improve or change or eliminate in their Village. Postcards, preaddressed to the Trustees, were left with them for additional thoughts and concerns. Both new residents and long time residents were approached and a wide range of issues were brought up. The physical condition of Morton Grove came up several times including the need for street paving and flood control. There were also questions and concerns about IDOT’s Dempster Street plans. There was a suggestion that the Village “go green” as have other villages and towns. Several residents said they love the Village, that it has a great park district and are appreciative of the greening where Maxwell’s used to be.
These issues will be brought to the attention of the Village Board.
The Action Party wants to lead Morton Grove to bigger and better accomplishments, pledges to work for Morton Grove first and foremost and to listen and respond to the concerns of the Village’s residents while planning for the future. The Action Party is proud that the entire Board of Trustees are Action Party members enabling the party to present a unified vision of open, honest and efficient government.