“Anecdotally, we have received a lot of positive feedback regarding public works service improvement because of the parking restrictions,” said RuthAnne Hall, Elgin’s management analyst responsible for program implementation. “But the impact these parking restrictions have on individual residents and neighborhoods must be carefully assessed and considered before any recommendation to the City Council is given. That evaluation will take more time.”
Hall said that a recommendation to the City Council will be made in late April after evaluating resident parking compliance rates. Recommendations will also be based on data results from a survey posted on the City’s website, along with interviews from public works personnel and neighborhood resident comments.
Elgin City Council approved odd/even parking restrictions in the Gifford/Summit Park, Randall Ridge, Elgin’s Southwest Area and Cobbler’s Crossing neighborhoods last September to test a pilot program aimed at improving public works services for residents.
“We do want to hear what residents think,” said Hall. “There is a special web page about the parking restrictions on the city’s website where residents can learn more and provide us with feedback.”
Residents can participate in an on-line survey on the City’s website at www.cityofelgin.org. Comments can also be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Hall at (847) 931-6104.