The Safety and Livability Team (SALT) meets at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the St. Johns Main Street Office (8250 N Lombard). It’s an open forum for sharing concerns on any issues that affect safety and livability in the greater St. Johns area — including public safety, traffic, property crime, environmental issues, and gentrification. Agendas are also often posted on NextDoor and Facebook.
The Land Use Committee meets at 7 pm on the second Thursday of each month at the St. Johns Main Street Office (8250 N Lombard). Whenever new development is proposed in St. Johns, the St. Johns Neighborhood Association is notified. We have a chance to respond to those notices if we think a proposal is for or against the interests of the neighborhood. But our response is limited: The Association has little recourse if an undesirable or dubious project is allowed by zoning rules and city code. Our leverage comes once a developer seeks a concession or exception, also known as a “variance.”
All are welcome.