Gun violence forum Monday at The Nest

MICHIGAN CITY – Bonnie Schaaf will present a program on the Prevention of Gun Violence during a forum hosted by the Greater Michigan City Progressive Democrats at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at The Nest, 803 Franklin St. Schaaf is a retired attorney who has lived most of her life in Michigan City. As a member of the board of the League of Women Voters of La Porte County, she serves as Gun Safety chair. She became a member of the LWV-US Coalition for Gun Safety at the national level in 2016, and has also served as Gun Safety Advocate to the Indiana state LWV.

She has been involved in the fight to stop gun violence since 1993, when her brother was in a mass shooting at his law firm in San Francisco which left 15 people shot, eight of whom died. She has been a member of Moms Demand Action since 2017. The public is invited to the forum, which will include a discussion after the presentation and refreshments.

 

Youth Leadership Commission to meet

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Youth Leadership will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the West Conference Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd. The agenda includes selection of a ninth member, committee formation and fundraising.

 

2020 Budget Review meetings set

MICHIGAN CITY – The Common Council Finance Committee will conduct meetings to consider requests for the 2020 municipal budget. All meetings will be conducted in the EOC Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd. Meetings begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 to discuss budgets for the Controller/Marketing Dept., Clerk, Mayor and Council budgets; followed at 5:45 p.m. to consider the Police Commission, Fire Commission, Board of Public Works (Event Planner and Recreation Director), Planning and Inspection, Aviation, and Cemetery departmental budgets; and at 6:30 p.m. to consider the Central Services, Vector Control, Municipal Coach, Motor Vehicle Highway, and Central Maintenance department budgets.

On Monday, Sept. 23, meetings begin at 5 p.m. to consider the Fire Department budget; and at 5:45 to discuss the Police Department budget. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m., the committee will review the Engineer, Personnel, City Hall, and Attorney department budgets; at 5:30 p.m. the Promise Scholarship budget; and at 6 p.m. the Historic Review Board, Barker Civic Center, Human Rights, Public Arts Committee, and Tree Board departmental budgets.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. the Parks & Recreation, Zoo Education, Senior Center, Recreation, Golf, Park Concessions, and Patriot Park Non-Reverting department budgets will be reviewed. And on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. will be a 2020 Budget Review Wrap-up meeting with Finance Committee recommendations.

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