“EXAMINE URBANA” COMMUNITY WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED - - -
BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR THE CITY’S NEXT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The City of Urbana has launched its Examine Urbana website at Examine.UrbanaIllinois.us! Comprised of topic-themed “chapters”, Examine Urbana provides background information on topics important to the development of the City’s next Comprehensive Plan. Topics covered include Development and Taxes, Transportation, Arts and Culture, Housing, Energy and the Environment, and an assessment of the 2005 Comprehensive Plan. The public is encouraged to scroll through the Examine Urbana website “chapters”, which are filled with facts, trends, and related stories about Urbana’s history and present day conditions. The City made every attempt to use Urbana data, stories, images, and videos, wherever possible.
The City of Urbana announces that it will receive over $2.5 million in state funding assistance through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) for two projects, as part of the Rebuild Illinois Program. Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system. The awards were announced by Governor Pritzker late last week.
The two projects selected in Urbana include biking and walking paths designed to encourage safe travel across the various modes of transportation in those areas. The first project is to construct a shared-use path parallel to Florida Avenue, from Race Street to Lincoln Avenue. The second project is to also construct a shared-use path along an undeveloped property owned by the City of Urbana along Bakers Lane in east Urbana.
Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin announces the sole finalist for Chief of Police, Larry Boone, a 33-year law enforcement professional who retired as Chief of Police for the Norfolk, VA Police Department in 2022.