Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our October, 2009 Monthly Meeting

We, at the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, held our Monthly Meeting for October, 2009 at the Chatham Fields Lutheran Church, 8050 S. St. Lawrence, in which we discussed taking back our neighborhood, block by block. Thank you Dorothy Che MenChu and Mrs.Haley block club presidents. Dr. Sandy Hickman discussed several topics including stress control, diabetes, cholesterol control, hypertension control, exercise and others. We are also looking forward to working with Dr. Wayne Watson, President, Chicago State University. The proposed Chicago Transit Authority fare increases, discussed at great length, will start Feb. 7 unless increases in public subsidies or major concessions by CTA unions develop in the next month or so. Under the proposed new budget, the regular bus fare would increase 25 cents, to $2.50. Express bus and all rail fares would jump to $3 from $2.25 now. Most unlimited-ride passes also are slated to get more expensive, including the 30-day pass, rising to $110 from $86. The free rides program offered to senior citizens will continue. Free rides were later expanded to include low-income disabled people, disabled military veterans and active military personnel in uniform. Transfers would remain 25 cents. But riders who use the CTA smart fare cards, the Chicago Card or the Chicago Card Plus, who now pay a discounted $2 bus fares, would pay the full $2.50 fare. Express bus service would no longer be available on nine routes, including: X3 King Drive, X4 Cottage Grove, and riders could expect average waiting times to at least double. For more information, please call the CAPCC Office at 1-866-272-1215 or visit the CAPCC Blog at chathamavalonparkcommunitycouncil.blogspot.com. You may also visit our website at http://www.capcc.org/.

Chatham Fields Lutheran

8050 St. Lawrence Ave

6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

October 12, 2009


1. Call to order

2. Reading of minutes

3. Treasurer’s Report

4. Crime Prevention 6th District

5. New Way Learning Center ---Dr. Sharon Latika

6. Former Fenger High School Teacher--- Greg Brooks

7. Executive Vice Report / Sub Area Vice reports

8. Committee

10. Adjournment

Next Meeting: November 9, 2009

Please pay your Dues!!!!!!

Change is here and more to come!


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