We have come a long way since last February when our community got involved in the SMC wetlands project. If you have not heard, the LB Park Board commissioners issued a formal letter a few weeks ago explaining their reasoning for NOT moving forward with SMC in actions that would have destroyed the LB Golf Course.
We applaud the decision and the LONG hours spent in getting here.
Please read the letter here: https://www.lakebluffparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/2022.09.29-Presidents-Letter-Final.pdf
However, our fight is not over. On the Tuesday, Nov 8, ballot, there will appear on our Village of Lake Bluff ballots a non-binding referendum regarding the golf course. (It ONLY appears on the ballots for Village of Lake Bluff residents.)
The question reads: **Shall the Lake Bluff Park District transform the park district property used as the golf club into an open wetland and recreational area with the opportunity to sell wetland credits?" Yes/No**
Yes, this referendum is a moot point. No, it will not change the commissioner’s mind. And yes, it only encompasses the residents of the Village of LB, not the residents of the entire LB Park District which is a much larger group of residents. But the Preserve supporters successfully received enough signatures to get it on the Village ballot, so this is where we are. It is important to defeat it. SOUNDLY! We need a majority opinion to provide leverage if this topic comes up in the future.
YOUR ACTION: WHETHER YOU VOTE EARLY OR BY MAIL OR IN PERSON ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 -- PLEASE VOTE "NO!" ON THE REFERENDUM! AND PLEASE SHARE THIS EMAIL AND SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND ACQUAINTANCES.
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