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Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter
4:35 pm CDT June 7, 2018

After 12 years of discussions and research, the Winnetka Village Council took the first steps toward the goal of enhancing the downtown area by making it more walkable and inviting.

By a 5-1 vote at the Village’s Tuesday, June 5 meeting, Winnetka trustees voted to accept as a guideline the streetscape and signage plan prepared by the Downtown Master Plan Task Force, and by a 6-0 vote, to authorize the village staff to request proposals for engineering documents for Phase One of the plan.

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Does anyone else see the comical nature of this first paragraph?

"After 12 years of discussions and research, the Winnetka Village Council took the first steps toward the goal of enhancing the downtown area by making it more walkable and inviting."

We have a giant hole in downtown (OneWinnetka) because of multiple busybodies and volunteer committees with no actual skin in the game slowing down the process. 12 years? First step? This needs to stop. Tax dollars being wasted on more "consultants" and "studies". Give the owners and entrepreneurs opportunity and downtown will thrive.

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