Hello All! Just had an issue come up with some work that we're involved with that I'm curious to see your input. Has anyone else tried the method of using public referendum in your preservation causes? By putting arts and cultural heritage issues to a ballot measure have you seen successes, or challenges, to your case to save a place? Just curious how much do we see preservation put to a public ballot measure? IF anyone has examples from their communities, that would be great – success stories are great, but I think we could all learn from any cases that didn't go as planned, too!Thanks,Colleen~Did a little research on this, and found this listing preservation-related ballot measures.https://ballotpedia.org/History,_culture_and_the_arts_on_the_ballot
Just an update on some events happening here in Evanston, IL. City Council voted the other night NOT to proceed with demolition of the Harley Clarke Mansion after a public referendum proved by 80% that the public wanted the house saved. Win for preservation!
Here are some articles about the win:
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