Today’s 21-page agenda for Transportation and Public Way is full of mostly routine matters, but includes a pair of appointments to the Board of Local Improvements and a new deal for Megabus.
The five-member Board of Local Improvements, which oversees street infrastructure improvements prompted by new development projects, has three vacancies, as the terms for the two members currently serving on the board don’t expire. Both were appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley, one in 1990, the other in 2008.
Mayor Emanuel has appointed Christopher M. Michalek to succeed Fred A. Moody, whose term expired. Michalek is a partner at McGuire Woods LLP, where his law practice focuses “on all aspects of labor and employment.” The Mayor also appointedEdward T. McKinnie, Sr., the President of the Board of Directors for Black Contractors United. McKinnie will replace George W. Migala, who resigned. Migala also served as a member of the Plan Commission, and according to his LinkedIn, stepped down from Local Improvements back in May of 2015.
The committee will also consider a proposal from the City’s Department of Transportation to let Megabus use and improve a state-owned site under the Congress Parkway at South Clinton Street between the Greyhound station and Union Station for loading and unloading passengers from their buses.