Chicago Community Land Trust
The Chicago Community Land Trust was established by City Council Ordinance to lease, buy, develop and sell properties and otherwise work with homeowners and renters. The purpose of the trust is to preserve and promote affordable housing opportunities. The Board is composed of one ex officio representative of the Department of Planning and Development and up to 17 mayoral appointees.
As of this writing, the CCLT landing page has been missing from the City website for over three months.
Grades are based on information from December 2019
The first step toward participating in a public meeting is knowing when and where it is, and getting context on the decisions it’s been making.
The Illinois Attorney General has said that all public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act must provide an opportunity for members of the public to address public officials at open meetings. Public comment periods offer an avenue for people to support or oppose policy decisions and provide information that might not otherwise be represented in a meeting.
No public comment policy available
Knowing the time and location of a meeting is one thing, but it doesn’t necessarily make getting there any easier. Varying meeting times and locations can reduce barriers for attendees.