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The City of DeKalb is offering residents several additional opportunities to provide input on parking restrictions proposed under the Safe Streets Initiative. On Monday, April 23, City Council will invite public participation as Police Chief Gene Lowery introduces the third and fourth phases of the Safe Streets Initiative at the 5:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting. Chief Lowery will continue that discussion at a community meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Police Department Community Room. Police Department staff will also be available during the Annie Glidden North (AGN) Revitalization Plan community meeting scheduled for Monday, April 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road.
The Safe Streets Initiative is a multi-faceted strategy to reduce crime in the AGN neighborhood. Through a four-phase plan, various parking restrictions are proposed that will create enhanced visibility and improved first responder access in the neighborhood. The Police Department has undertaken significant efforts to inform the community and solicit feedback throughout the first two phases of this initiative, which have been approved by City Council. Efforts to engage the community on the final two phases are being launched now to allow for the input of Northern Illinois University students before the end of the academic year.
We encourage those who are not able to attend one of these meetings to visit the Safe Streets Initiative page on the City’s website. On that page, there is a form to send input directly to the Police Department.
If you have any questions regarding any of the listed meetings, please contact Raymond Munch in the City Manager’s Office at (815) 748-2392.