On July 17th, 2020, Aldermen Scott Waguespack (32nd), George A. Cardenas (12th), and Samantha Nugent (39th) introduced the Urban Forestry Advisory Board (UFAB) Ordinance, which would establish a board of experts and policymakers to guide the City’s urban forest management policies. The UFAB is one piece of a broader strategy to improve public health; create safer, more livable neighborhoods; address heat islands; and combat the sweeping effects of climate change.
Openlands has been working to push this proposal forward and we need you to help it pass City Council. By telling your alderman to “vote yes” on UFAB and signing the petition, you can help establish the Urban Forestry Advisory Board and create a resilient urban forest in Chicago.
The UFAB ordinance is currently stalled. We need your help to increase public support for the ordinance and help move it out of the Rules Committee. Join the UFAB advocacy planning meeting on Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00 – 7:30pm to learn more about how you can support UFAB. Sign up here.
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