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Caucus Council

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2015 Caucus Interest Form.

Caucus Calendar

 

2014 WCC Calendar Nov-Dec revised.pdf

 

Our calendar will be updated throughout the year as additional meetings and communications are planned.

Upcoming CAUCUS COUNCIL Meetings:

Executive Council Meeting:

Thursday, Febuary 22, Winnetka Community House @ 7pm

 

 

Welcome to the 2015 Winnetka Caucus Council!

The Winnetka Caucus Council has been, and continues to be, the primary conduit for resident input without spending your tax dollars.  Our work is voluntary and funded through private donations.  Our slogan from days of old, “In Winnetka, you have a voice…Use it,” is even more relevant today.  The 2014 Citizen Referendum regarding the $34M stormwater tunnel to Lake Michigan, Post Office site redevelopment and overall “Main Street” revitalization, continue to be some of the most talked about topics in town.  We want to hear from you on these and other issues.

Your ideas, suggestions and feedback are important to us.  Better yet, join us!  Click the link to the left and sign up. This is a great opportunity to exercise your civic-minded interest, meet new neighbors, and serve your community as we look for residents to lead our local governing boards and survey the community on current concerns.

This outstanding grassroots institution continues to stand the test of time as the most unique, non-partisan, participatory form of self-government ever seen.

Best wishes in this New Year and hope to see you soon!

The membership of the 2015 Winnetka Caucus Council can found by clicking on the links in the right panal.

Tom Flocco & Jessica Tucker, 2015 Executive Council Co-Chairs

2014 Winnetka Caucus Council Slated

Nominees & Planks

The following candidates were endorsed at the Fall Town Hall meeting on Nov.10, 2014 and will be the Caucus Slate for the Spring 2015 Election.

Winnetka Village Council Trustees District 36 School Board Winnetka-Northfield Public Library Board Winnetka Park District Board
Andrew B. Cripe Kristen Hertel Raheela Gill Anwar Arthur [Mickey] Archambault
William N. Krucks Matt Hulsizer Brian Johnson Ian Larkin
Scott Myers Dawn Livingston Keta McCarthy John Peterson
  Jennifer Pehlke Lois Neustadt (Northfield) John T. Thomas

 Village Council: President None

2014_WCC_Nominees Biographies

 
The Following platforms were approved at the Nov 10, 2014 Town Hall Meeting

Village Plank #1
The Caucus recommends that the Village Council provide additional opportunities for public input into the storm water plan.

Village Plank #2
The Caucus recommends that the Village Council continue to study the revitalization of Winnetka's commercial districts, specifically:
  • Streamline permitting and approval process for new businesses and create a contact position to guide business owners through the process.
  • Based on the 2014 Caucus Survey 57.9% of respondents either disagreed or had no opinion on changing the height/density codes in locations near Metrastations so no change is recommended.
  • There was no clear consensus from respondents regarding the redevelopment of the existing Post Office site therefore additional education and community involvement is needed before a direction is made regarding this very important community property.