MPC's 2008 policy proposals address issues top of mind with voters during this election year, including climate change, the weakened economy, and housing meltdown.
MPC has just released its
2008 Policy Agenda - Opportunity Knocks,
a 12-month roadmap for developing, advocating for,
and implementing policies that address issues affecting the
region, including a slow housing market,
high rates of
foreclosures, unprecedented and
consumption, and crushing traffic gridlock.
In 2008, MPC
will focus on advancing policies that:
transportation options– including walking, riding bikes, and taking
transit – for residents and businesses across metropolitan Chicago, both
to reduce congestion and curb emissions;
more great places in Illinois by identifying and
promotinglow-cost, but highly effective strategies to improve planning efforts at the
local, regional and state level; and
engage the private sector in
financing innovations that will serve and stabilize thelocal workforce,
including affordable housing and transportation options.
Policy proposals set forth by
MPC are built on a foundation of consensus-building. By partnering with
civic organizations, community groups, business leaders, and government agencies
during all three stages of policy development – research, advocacy and
implementation – MPC for decadeshasbeen an effective agent for
regional policy change.
MPC's Policy Agenda - Opportunity Knocks
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