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In this newsletter, you will read about all the great things we have been up to, from enhancing accessibility for our residents through Satellite Ward Services to hosting different departments, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which was offering VA services to our Veterans in the ward and providing comprehensive support.

In this week’s newsletter you’ll find updates on what I’ve been up to, work my staff is doing out in the community, improvements and cleanups in the ward, job opportunities, fall programs and events to mark on your calendars.

In this week’s newsletter, you'll discover the latest updates on our activities, ongoing improvements and cleanup initiatives in our ward. Exciting events, and loads of engaging fall programs for all ages.

Back in September when my office hosted 3 town halls across the ward, we wanted to give folks a lot of opportunities to engage with the PB process. This included selecting 10 categories to generate and focus ideas on and the creation of a volunteer-led PB Committee (comprised of residents throughout the ward for equity and transparency). We also wanted residents to vote for how much of the $1,000,000 would go towards streets and alley repaving.

Our recent meeting with the Department of Transportation (CDOT), Water Department (DWM), and People’s Gas highlighted ongoing and upcoming infrastructure projects to the Ward. Team Cruz has been hard at work, participating in community cleanups and outreach efforts. If your neighborhood is planning a community clean-up or if there are ways we can better serve you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed the true essence of our community values through heartwarming events like turkey giveaways, community luncheons, and dinners. These acts of kindness aren’t just seasonal; they resonate throughout the year.

Happy New Year! As we step into January, we are delighted to bring you the latest updates and happenings from our community. Your continued support is invaluable, and I’m excited to share the stories, events, and news that make the 30th Ward vibrant. Wishing you a year filled with joy, connection, and positive moments.

Below you’ll find updates on the Participatory Budget town halls I hosted across the ward, as well as events and work my team and I have been up to. Read on a bit further and you’ll find opportunities for upcoming fall programs and events to mark on your calendars that you won’t want to miss!

I wanted to inform you that there has been an extension to apply for federal disaster relief for those of you impacted by the flooding from June 29th - July 2nd.

In this edition of our newsletter, dive into the latest updates on our office activities, ongoing enhancements in the ward, and a curated list of free, fun events and captivating winter programs suitable for all ages. Get ready to embrace the holiday spirit and join us for the festivities ahead!

So please, if you have not done so already, don’t miss your chance to vote on how $500,000 can be spent on ward improvements and projects submitted by 30th ward residents!

Thank you to all who have voted so far. It has now been 1 full week of voting.

As the year comes to an end we’ve had much to reflect on and so much to be thankful for. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve my community and the City of Chicago.

 

My first eight months of serving the 30th Ward have been full of learning and engagement through community meetings, participatory budgeting, and outstanding constituent services. I couldn’t have done any of it without such engaged passionate residents and staff.

 

As we head into 2024, I am excited to see what the year will bring for the new 30th Ward!

As winter approaches, you may want to consider resources like CEDA’s LIHEAP for energy assistance or the Department of Housing’s Emergency Heating Repair Program for furnace support.

As many of you know, we have officially started the first ever Participatory Budgeting program in 30th Ward history! We are one of only a few Aldermanic offices that do this in the whole city, so this is an exciting and unique opportunity.

In this week’s newsletter, you'll discover the latest updates on our activities, ongoing improvements and cleanup initiatives in our ward. Exciting events, and loads of engaging fall programs for all ages.

In this edition of our newsletter, dive into the latest updates on our office activities, ongoing enhancements in the ward, and a curated list of free, fun events and captivating winter programs suitable for all ages. Get ready to embrace the holiday spirit and join us for the festivities ahead!

We’ve heard your feedback and are addressing your concerns with the upcoming events, focusing on community safety, property taxes, and services for Veterans.

I am reaching out to share important information about an upcoming community meeting hosted by the City to discuss the establishment of a temporary shelter in the 30th ward for our new arrivals.

I am writing today to let you know about several events happening next week. The team and I have been out in the community, distributing flyers and talking to residents about what we have planned for January. However, our team is small and the 30th Ward is large. We want to make sure everyone knows about the upcoming events - so share with your neighbors, share with your friends, and as always, call our office if you have any questions.

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