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PDNA Jones College Prep Letter Writing Campaign 2012
You Say Education & Schools are Important to YOU, well NOW is the time to take Action! PDNA Calls
for 200 Letter Writers
 

 WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP NOW TO GET CPS TO LISTEN TO OUR COMMUNITY EDUCATION NEEDS!


The PDNA is asking 200 parents and or concerned community members to please send a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel by May 15, 2012, in strong support for creating a new neighborhood high school in the current Jones College Prep building after that selective school is moved to its new building in the Fall of 2013.

 

South Loop and Near South Side families live within the high school proximity boundary of the current Jones building, which means your taxes over the last decade have been used to fund the TIF that paid for the land acquisition, development and now building costs for the new Jones building. The residents of this area deserve return on your tax dollars and for your commitment to staying in the City after starting your family. Bottom line, why spend $10 million to demolish a school that could be revitalized and saved for $20 million.

 

Good neighborhood public schools are a key element of urban planning. When considering where to buy or rent homes, a family's first question is what the local school is like. Through hard work and community involvement elementary schools in the area have been developing however, this area does not have a viable neighborhood high school option. Wendell Phillips Academy is our boundary high school. This is a Tier III under performing school that has not made AYP in over a decade, has no diversity in its student population and has unacceptable test scores and graduation rates.

 

Click Here to view a sample letter and the contact info for the recipients listed below.

 

Please send your letters by May 15, 2012 to:

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel
  • Jean Claude Brizard
  • David Vitale, President, Chicago Board of Education
  • Alderman Robert Fioretti
  • Alderman Will Burns
  • Alderman Pat Dowell
  • PDNA Board of Directors (send an email copy of your letter to us too, so we can continue to advocate for education in our community)
If you have questions or need help with your letter, please contact John Jacoby at jpj@nbkllaw.com.
 
 

Proposed and Planned Development
2222 S. Indiana - McHugh Construction - Proposed Data Storage Facility
Peoples Gas Main Replacement 2012 Prairie District Information and Outline
Peoples Gas Main Replacement 2012 Prairie District Project Drawings
Depaul University Arena in the Prairie District


Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance Surveys
Park District Community Center, Park 550 - 1801 S. Indiana 2008-2009
Preliminary Renderings, 1801 S. Indiana Field Hosue, June 2009

Park District Park550 Presentation notes, June 2009

Key Results and Themes from Community Survey, Proposed Chicago Park District Facility, 1801 S. Indiana Avenue, December 5, 2008


Complete
Data and Open Comments Results from Community Survey, Proposed Chicago Park District Faciility, 1801 S. Indiana Avenue, December 5, 2008

South Loop Branding Survey
 
PDNA Green Line Community Survey 2010/2011

   Question:  I WOULD LIKE A NEW GREEN LINE EL STOP AT?

Results: Votes %
18th Street

525

70%
Cermak Road

51

6%
Both

168

23%
Total 744  100%

Important Plans, Acts, Ordinances and Programs
Near South Community Plan
Chicago's Central Plan 2003
Imformation about Planned Developments
Illinois Condominium Property Act
Chicago Condominium Ordinance
Condo Refuse Rebate Program

Draft Chicago's Central Area Action Plan - based on recommendations from 2003 Plan
Chapter 1:  Land Use
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_ATTACH/02-Chapt_1_Land_Use.pdf
Chapter 2:  Transportation
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_ATTACH/03-Chapt_2_Transport.pdf
Chapter 4:  North Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_ATTACH/06-Chapt_4_North_Subdistricts.pdf
Chapter 4:  South Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_ATTACH/07-Chapt_4_South_Subdistricts.pdf
C hapter 4:  Central Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_ATTACH/05-Chapt_4_Central_Subdistricts.pdf
 

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