Residents of the 49th Ward, which includes parts of Rogers Park, Edgewater and West Ridge, will soon vote on potential community improvement projects, including installing a train tracker at a northern Red Line stop.
Ald. Joe Moore (49th) hosted neighborhood assemblies this week to present residents with this year's proposals for how to spend $1.3 million in discretionary funds that each alderman receives annually for infrastructure improvements in their wards.
In last year's "participatory budgeting" vote, 49th ward residents OKed $84,000 in the ward's budget for the creation of 12 murals on CTA and Metra underpasses. A 13th mural was later added.
Four murals at Metra underpasses were finished during the fall. Installation of six Red Line murals is expected to completed in mid-June, said Luis Klein, Moore's budget assistant.
This year's proposals include adding street lights, police cameras and bike racks. Transit-wise, potential projects include Metra improvements and installing a train tracker at a Rogers Park CTA stop to be determined.
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