Mayor assures understanding of concerns

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The mayor wants to reassure one neighborhood they are being listened to.

As previously reported, Deb Feinen was invited to Garden Hills’ neighborhood meeting. They talked about issues including street lights, safety, and the drainage project. During that meeting, a neighbor said she didn’t feel as if their neighborhood was getting recognition from city council.

During a follow-up with the mayor, she said the City does understand the neighborhood’s concerns. “I say that respecting that the neighbors are frustrated and that there’s certainly more to be done. I recognize why when you’re living there, that you’re concerned, but council is taking action, and is paying attention,” said Feinen. She says the council voted to increase the stormwater utility fee to get more money to move up the Garden Hills drainage project. Right now, it’s slated to be done by 2030.

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