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2021 Menu Funds: Call for Feedback

Please provide your feedback and suggestions for infrastructure spending in the ward through the 2021 Menu Fund Intake Form. When filling out the form, please provide as much detail as possible. Please submit your responses by December 31, 2020.


Menu Funds

Menu funds describe the $1.5 million that each ward office receives and allocates to infrastructure projects that go to improvements such as street and alley repaving and sidewalk repairs. This process is referred to as menu funds, because the office receives a “menu” of infrastructure options to choose from each year.

Each year, our office reviews the Chicago Department of Transportation and 311 data, recommendations and planned work from city agencies, and ideas from neighbors on where to invest menu funds. Along with your calls and emails throughout the year about the conditions of roads, risen sidewalks, and other observations, we invite the community to provide feedback on menu spending each year by filling out a Menu Fund Intake form.

Whenever you can, please note the exact location and take photos when you notice infrastructure concerns to share with our office by emailing ward46@cityofchicago.org. If you aren’t sure about whether or not an infrastructure idea/concern is related to menu, please send it along and we can ensure the proper department is alerted! We are always happy to assist with 311 requests or other infrastructure projects.

Our office continues to add and adjust our spending priorities throughout the year, as infrastructure conditions change due to storms, construction, emergency work, and more. Please never hesitate to reach out whenever you have ideas for potential improvements to our ward!