Peculiar Forest Park Advisory Board Meeting Notice

questionThere’s a meeting notice on the City online Calendar for a 4:30 Thursday Meeting of the Forest Park Advisory Board.

I believe this is the first such online meeting notice for this Board, which I never heard of before.

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There is a webpage for the Forest Park Advisory Board on the Forest Park Forever website.

But, other than generic meeting information, there is nothing else about the Board or its business- no posted Meetings Agendas, Minutes, or even the names of who is on the Board.

According to the City Code, Section 3.96, The Forest Park Advisory Board is appointed by Mayor with approval of Board of Aldermen.

According to the City Code, this body has enormous oversight responsibilities regarding Forest Park and, yet, there is no information on its members or the business conducted. Transparency is severely lacking here.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman