Aldermanic Liaison Report

By Greg Nagel

I met with the 1st ward Alderman, Manny Flores, at his Ward night on 9/10/07.

First off, the Alderman indicated how impressed he was with the huge EVA attendance at the September CAPS meeting of Beat 1322.At that meeting there was a house that was mentioned where it was suspected drug activity.The Alderman reported back to me that he actually met with the owner of the home and relayed the community concerns.

I also followed up with the Alderman regarding the issue with Jun Bar in that it was reported by EVA members that they were abusing their sidewalk privileges.Alderman Flores indicated that people from his office have spoken to the owner and have received a promise to follow the sidewalk café use regulations.Can anyone provide any feedback on whether we have seen an improvement?

Lastly, we discussed the Division Street restaurant Boundary and the issue of the tree pits. agreed to request the owners of Boundary attend our next EVA meeting as guests to discuss their business plan.