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The council approved an agreement...

ROADWORK MONEY

March 26, 2005

ROADWORK MONEY

The council approved an agreement with Caltrans to receive a

reimbursement for resurfacing a 24-block stretch of Magnolia

Boulevard.

WHAT IT MEANS

The city is moving ahead with resurfacing Magnolia Boulevard from

Keystone to Clybourn avenues beginning in October. The city will be

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reimbursed $919,000 from the state for the project. The total cost is

$1.04 million. The resurfacing work is expected to be finished in

early December. Due to concerns raised by the council, resurfacing

will not interfere with the annual Holiday in the Park event set for

mid-November.

VOTE: 4-0

Councilwoman Stacey Murphy was absent.

HOUSING STUDY SESSION

The council decided to proceed with meeting with the city's

Planning Board to discuss progress in achieving affordable-housing

goals.

WHAT IT MEANS

To gauge the city's progress in providing affordable housing,

staff suggested a joint meeting with the Planning Board.

The council discussed whether the meeting should be held after new

appointments to the Planning Board are made in late May.

In the end, the council agreed to meet with the board in early May

during its annual goal-setting session to work out when the joint

meeting will take place.

VOTE

No vote was taken.

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