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Message from the Mayor
"The New Year is fast approaching, so let's talk cannabis," Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin states in this important edition of It's All About "U."  Click on the video to hear more. 
You've seen all the positive changes in the City of Urbana, and you would like to get involved by attending a City Council meeting, a board meeting, or even a commission meeting. Your City needs and welcomes you! Go here to see the meetings calendar.
Those who are experiencing homelessness, are hungry, and need to get out of the cold, please click here for a complete guide to housing and resources. You may also call 2-1-1 for immediate service.
Click here for more. #Sustainable #Urbana
View our video about Urbana's Live Music Scene at the end of this e-Newsletter. Go here to view weekly updates on events and happenings in Urbana.

A census aims to count the entire population of a country, and at the location where each person usually lives. The goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. See how your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone.

In this episode of Ask a Firefighter, Urbana's Firefighter Chris answers the question, "How heavy is your gear?" For more on the Urbana Fire Department, click here.

The Urbana Business Association welcomes Darius White as executive director and Abbi Racine as the marketing and events manager. Read more about  this dynamic pair by clicking here.

It's time to FALL BACK! Before you go to sleep this Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour as part of Daylight Savings Time!
October Staff Changes
New Staff: Dalton Roberts, Network Systems Technician; Kimberly Hubbard, Business Analyst, and Shelby Mammano, Office Clerk.
Promotions: Betsy Alfonso, Police Sergeant; Ray Knight, Equipment Operator; Andrew Little, Building Maintenance Worker; Lorrie Pearson, Community Development Services Director; David Smysor, Police Lieutenant; Richard Surles, Deputy Chief of Police, and Darren Taylor, Meter Maintenance Technician II.
Retirees: Robert Fitzgerald, Deputy Chief of Police, and John Schneider, Director of Community Development.
Departing Staff: Monique James; Administrative Assistant II; John Kunich, Plumbing Inspector, and Craig Shonkwiler, Assistant City Engineer.
Fall Book Sale
This massive book sale will be held November 21-25, 2019. For specific features and highlights of the sale, go here.
This Saturday
Market IN the Square is a one-of-a-kind, local and fresh farmer's market that is held each Saturday in Lincoln Square Mall from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
City Offices Closed
Thank you for your service! The City of Urbana will be closed on November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day.


Fall Leaf Drive
The fall leaf collection starts in November. Click here to get the collection schedule. For more about U-Cycle, click here.
Bridget and Jason trek over to Downtown Urbana #DTU to meet with Charlie Harris, one of the owners of the Rose Bowl Tavern in this month's edition of It's All About "U." Harris, who is also a life-long musician, talks about Urbana's live music scene. #SmallCityBigLife
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