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Effingham Mayor Plans Town Hall Meeting


EFFINGHAM, IL - Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker recently announced plans for the Mayor's Office to host a Town Hall Meeting at Effingham City Hall on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30PM.  The topic will be, "What Is Affordable Housing and How Much Does Effingham Need?"  The meeting will be open to the public.  The Mayor's Office plans to invite local developers, homebuilders, realtors, and other vested business interests to join in a conversation about the real and perceived need for housing and residential opportunities in the City of Effingham.


"There has been an escalating rally for more housing opportunities in Effingham," says Mayor Bloemker.  "Employers claim their employees have trouble finding places to live in Effingham.  Employed persons claim there aren't enough affordable housing options in Effingham.  Conventional wisdom says the free market will step up and take care of that demand.  Vested interests say that won't happen fast enough." 


"The standing question is, 'How involved should the local units of government be in this process?'  We hope to be able to scratch around on this topic on February 27th and maybe come up with some direction to help address this concern," continues the mayor.


More information about this meeting and the City of Effingham can be found at or by calling 217-342-5308.

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