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Life in Oak Forest: What Matters Most to You?

Want to have a say in your community? The city's giving you the opportunity.

Residents looking to contribute to their community can point leaders in the right direction. Mayor Hank Kuspa asks that all residents take a moment to complete a Strategic Planning Questionnaire, included with this article.

"Over the next few months, there will be an opportunity for you to be a part of this planning initiative to refocus our efforts, redirect our resources and reorganize government not only to provide quality services at a reasonable cost, but to do so in an economy that has adversely affected everyone," wrote Mayor Kuspa.

"... I encourage you to be involved. The City of Oak Forest wants this process to be open — where residents, civic leaders and government work hand in hand to improve the quality of life in our community. Your input and participation is vital and very important to us in this effort to develop strategies for building a better Oak Forest."

The questionnaire will be distributed widely across Oak Forest. A series of public meetings will be held between now and July 1. Fill out and submit the form electronically.

"The more public participation, the more our plan will reflect what you think," Kuspa wrote.

NANCY GRACE March 05, 2012 at 02:16 PM
We need an indoor soccer complex!
Francesca March 05, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I'd love a splash pad for the kids
Lauren Traut (Editor) March 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Did you ladies fill out the questionnaire? :)
Julia March 05, 2012 at 08:12 PM
We need money coming in from local business. Oak Forest is broke!
Bonnie Bell March 05, 2012 at 09:58 PM
For sure! there are way too many empty stores. Need some incentives to bring business to oak Forest, and not lose the existing ones.
Scot March 18, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I cant seem to find the link for the questionnaire
Lauren Traut (Editor) March 18, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Hey, Scot! The questionnaire is included with the article, as a PDF. If you click on the image, it will open the questionnaire. You fill it out, and then click "submit form" and it will be sent to the city.
NANCY GRACE March 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Scot you can't use mobile on cell phones...click desktop site then click onto the picture image.
Brian K. Leonard March 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I can not fill it out on a Windows 7 Ultimate desktop either so I am printing it and dropping it off at City Hall.

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