If you're not doing anything tomorrow night (Monday, Feb 27th), come on over to the 2012 Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Annual Advisory Community Meeting Agenda at the 23rd District Police Station, 850 West Addison. That's just over 2 blocks east of Wrigley Field.
I went last year, along with BCB photographer David Sameshima. I think some other BCBers might have been there, but did not know or meet them at the time. Meeting alternated between being informative, amusing and boring; but overall I felt it was worth a couple hours of my life.
They do have a Q&A session at the end, and it's fairly easy to make your voice heard if you do have an issue or question you want addressed. Just don't get your hopes up that anything will actually be done because of it. For example...
Last year, I got up and asked my hot-button question - something along the lines of "What's being done about all the noise and air pollution caused by idling buses around the ballpark?" I got what seemed like a pretty good response at the time - Cubs are very concerned about this issue, City of Chicago recently passed a clean-air ordinance, charter bus companies have been put on notice, yada yada yada. Of course, then the regular season came and went and not a damn thing changed - same old noisy, smelly situation. Oh well...
I'm going to try and attend this year, if nothing else then to see if anything will be said about what's going on with the McRicketts parking lot across the street. If you see someone with a Cleveland Indians hat on, chances are good it's me. I'll probably be towards the back so I can safely chortle a bit if the urge strikes.
I'll also try to tweet updates if anything of significance is said, especially if Jessica shows up to ask about Ticket Sales. Sorry Doggie, wrong meeting - convention was last month... ;-) My twitter account is @ballhawk_ken.
Complete agenda after the jump...
2012 Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Annual Advisory Community Meeting Agenda
February 27th, 2012 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
23rd District Police Station
2. Cubs Fund
3. City Department 2011 Service Reports / Planned 2012 Program
4. Department of Revenue
5. Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection
6. Department of Streets & Sanitation
7. Department of Transportation
8. 2012 Major Community Issues/Further Discussion
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