By: Diane Benjamin
See this link directly from the White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/03/09/fact-sheet-president-bidens-budget-lowers-housing-costs-and-expands-access-to-affordable-rent-and-home-ownership/
Restrictive zoning means not allowing multi-family housing in established single-family neighborhoods. Biden is willing to pay LOCAL government for EQUITY.
So how much is Normal planning to collect to change the zoning at Beech and Shelbourne?
Since no one currently elected represents citizens and Koos appoints the Planning Commission, whatever is proposed is very likely to pass.
Some citizens have started a petition to keep their quiet neighborhoods: https://www.change.org/p/protect-normal-subdivisions
We know from recent history nobody elected in Normal cares what you think, they ignored petitions to save the Uptown mural and one to move the new fire station across the street at Hershey and Shepard.
In case you forgot, here’s a long list of citizens being ignored: https://blnnews.com/2022/09/22/have-the-citizens-of-normal-noticed/
Sign the petition, but the ONLY time I’ve seen the Council bow to citizens is when Black Lives Matter showed up to protest the Town removing the Jelani Day pic from a town building. Koos lost control of that meeting.
You will be ignored if you don’t show up in large numbers to protest the destruction of your neighborhoods and property values. Ask Normal how many Biden bucks they are expecting!
In case you didn’t know, destroying single family zoning started under Obama.