Our community is facing a crisis of gun violence. Over the past few years, we’ve experienced an increase in shootings, injuries, and deaths. People are obtaining more powerful weapons and have used them to shoot indiscriminately into homes, cars, and public gatherings. There are many long-term solutions and short-terms steps that must be taken to disrupt the pattern of retaliatory shootings. One of the tools that is being successfully used in other cities to identify vehicles involved in shootings and other crimes is the Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR).
HOTEL ROYER RENOVATION PROGRESSING WELL
The City of Urbana is pleased to announce that the renovation and development of Hotel Royer has made considerable progress.
“We’re moving forward and meeting our time frame,” Joseph Prior, Corporate Director of Operations and Development for Marquis Ventures, said.
The City of Urbana is a proud RAINBOW SPONSOR to CU Pride Fest 2021. Go here to see the schedule of events for this wonderful celebration of freedom. We hope to see you at the vendor fair in Downtown Urbana, Saturday, September 25, from 12 to 6 p.m., and at the CU Pride Parade which will start at 3 p.m., Saturday, September 25 at the Univeristy of Illinois campus, go down Green Street, and end up in Downtown Urbana.
Go here to see the parade route.
Go here to see road closures related to the vendor fair.
Between October 2020 and June 2021, the City and Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #70 (FOP) bargaining teams met several times to negotiate a successor to the labor agreement expiring on June 30, 2020. Through a collaborative process, the teams reached a tentative agreement for a three-year contract beginning on July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2023.
The agreement was ratified by FOP members on August 12, 2021. A Resolution approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #70 was presented to the Committee of the Whole on September 7, 2021 and forwarded with no recommendation to City Council for the September 13, 2021 regular meeting.