Pekin council schedules public hearing on proposed business district – News – Journal Star

The Pekin City Council unanimously voted to schedule a public hearing regarding a proposed Business Development District during Monday’s meeting.

“Several weeks ago, we had a public hearing on the Business Development District ordinance,” said City Manager Mark Rothert. “There was some discussion to go back and add in a 1% Hotel/Motel Tax to the BDD ordinance. That required us to go back and re-start the public hearing process.”

A public hearing on the BDD ordinance is scheduled for Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m., with another public meeting slated for Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. The council will consider the creation of a BDD at the Nov. 9 meeting.

A proposal to seek public assistance funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency passed with unanimous consent. The funding would reimburse the city for expenditures on personal protective equipment, sanitation and safety materials, and medical

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Prince George’s County Council postpones vote on P3 plan, facing opposition

The Prince George’s County Council had been scheduled to vote on a resolution advancing a $1.24 billion plan to build six new schools by 2024 and maintain them for 30 years after that.

But council members questioned whether the partnership would require sufficient involvement of minority-owned businesses and transparency regarding financial calculations. They also questioned the timing of the project’s launch amid the pandemic.

County Council Chair Todd M. Turner (D-District 4), whose motion to hold the resolution passed unanimously, did not set a date for a new vote.

The resolution outlined the governance structure for the partnership in a memorandum of understanding. It is separate from the contract that the Prince George’s County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on next week, said Christian Rhodes, chief of staff to schools leader Monica Goldson.

The school system announced earlier this month that Fengate Capital Management and Gilbane Building Co.

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