For Your Viewing Pleasure On January 20 – President Obama’s State of the Union Speech and The Freeport City Council Meeting!

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President Obama will give his seventh State of the Union Address at 8:00 pm and Freeport City
Council will meet at 6:00 pm in its temporary quarters at 524 W. Stephenson Streeet, 3rd floor.
If you have Comcast Cable, go to channel 17 to watch live. Since most council meetings are over before 8:00 pm, you will be able to watch both events! It easy to summarize President Obama’s talk without hearing it – more taxes on the “rich” under the guise of helping the middle class and more regulations. Obama has had 6 years to help the middle class. If we get any more help, there won’t be a middle class.

As to the council meeting, don’t miss Alderperson KIemm (1st Ward) leading the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance. Some items of interest on the council agenda are as follows:

2nd reading of ordinance amending Flood Management Areas which expands Yellow Creek
Flood Hazzard Area on the south side of Freeport. See memo on change at
http://www.cityoffreeport.org/OrdRes/095-14_CoverLtr_Flood%20Ordinance%20Amendment.pdf

Resolution Adopting 2015 Economic Development Goals

Resolution in support of expanding Enterprise Zone for Swift Hospitality Group. They propose building more senior residential care units. Our only hope is that said units will pay real estates immediately after being built. Otherwise, they will just be another burden on the services in the City with more of the tax burden for said services being shifted to the few remaining small businesses and homeowners.

See complete agenda at http://www.ci.freeport.il.us/citygovernment/Agendas/A20150120.pdf

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