By Anna Lothson
Staring at 7 p.m. tonight, Village President Anan Abu-Taleb, joined by Trustee Adam Salzman, will be hosting the second forum of Abu-Taleb's presidency.
The first forum was held in August at the Oak Park Public Library with Abu-Taleb and Trustee Bob Tucker. Read a recap forum that forum.
Tonight's meeting will run from 7-8:30 p.m. and will be held at Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave.
October's forum will begin with an opportunity for residents to voice concerns about development plans at Lake and Forest, among other issues.
"The Board has a big decision to make this fall on economic development. Are we going to continue down the same path that led us to our present situation? Or will we change our strategy?" Salzman said. "We can't answer questions this important unless we hear directly from our residents, without constraints or time limits. I am really pleased that this forum will provide that opportunity."
For those unable to attend the forum, Wednesday Journal will provide a live blog via OakPark.com. The forums, which are designed to be informal conversations between residents and elected officials, allow for questions to be asked to the elected officials. Questions readers want answered can also be posted below in the comment section or sent by email to Anna@oakpark.com.