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The popular "What’s in your square?" survey ends August 31

August 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

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This is your last opportunity to take the survey, "What's in your square?" The City of Urbana will stop it on August 31, 2018 to begin the data compilation that you shared with us! We look forward to giving these results to you soon! Stay connected by visiting our website and our social media!

There's still time, however, so take the survey today!

Jason Liggett: The Face of Urbana Public Television

Jason LiggettTelevision. A medium of communication that is like no other. With television, you can see the things that you would not otherwise be able to see.

Jason Liggett, an employee at Urbana Public Television, offered his perspective on what it’s like to work in the industry.

The job that he works could be considered grueling by some standards. He has to be willing to work late nights or early mornings, and says that he needs to be very adaptive to succeed at UPTV.

“UPTV is somewhat unique in the field of PEG (Public, Education, Government) Access television stations in that we utilize all three components on the same channel with the same staff,” Liggett said.

City Releases Financial Forecast

January 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has released its Financial Forecast for FY2019 – FY2023. The Forecast focuses on the City’s General Operating Fund, which provides funding for most basic services, such as police and fire protection, and most public works services.

In a memo to the Urbana City Council, Finance Director Elizabeth Hannan reported that Urbana faces challenges common to many other cities in Illinois, including stagnant sales tax revenues, increasing pension costs, and declining state-shared revenues. All of this has led to a structural deficit, with expenditures growing faster than revenues. According to Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin, “Like it or not, we are faced with a new reality. Our future depends on how we respond now. We must make strategic decisions that are in the City’s long-term interest.”

City of Urbana Human Relations Division Traffic Stop Discussion

January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm

The City of Urbana will conduct a facilitated discussion on Urbana traffic enforcement on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Please join us for this opportunity to discuss your experiences and perceptions of how the Urbana Police Department's traffic enforcement impacts your day-to-day lives. This discussion will be solely focused on traffic enforcement in the City of Urbana. 

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Urbana Civic Center, 108 East Water Street

Agenda: A casual buffet dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation and discussion by the City of Urbana.