County Development Committee recommends approval for MECCA permit;
Final vote next week.
Although the DuPage County Development Committee (CDC) voted yesterday to recommend granting a permit to the Muslim Education and Cultural Center of America (MECCA), the issue is not over yet as the DuPage County Board still needs to vote on the matter. A decision will be made by the County Board next week. Last month the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) recommended denying MECCA a permit.
SEE: Chicago Tribune: DuPage County Board committee backs plan for mosque
Last year the County Board rejected a permit for the Irshad Learning Center (ILC) of Naperville. Similarly to MECCA, the ILC had gotten a negative recommendation by the ZBA and a positive recommendation by the CDC. Ultimately the County Board sided with the ZBA and denied the permit. CAIR-Chicago has filed suit against the DuPage County Board and is challenging the denial.
Call the DuPage County Board and show your support for MECCA as well as the other mosques seeking permits: the Islamic Center of the Western Suburbs (ICSW) and the Irshad Learning Center (ILC).
Make your voice heard and make a difference!
Contact the following County Board Members and ask them to vote in favor of these Muslim community centers:
John Curran: (630) 541-7588 – email@example.com
Paul Fichtner: (630) 251-7883 – PFichtner@dupageco.org
James Healy: (630) 655-6000 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert L. Larsen: email@example.com
JR McBride: (630) 790-1040 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael F. McMahon: (630) 261-9000
Debra Olson: (630) 221-9593 – email@example.com
Patrick J. O’Shea: (630) 620-8551
Donald Puchalski: (630) 543 -2320 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brien Sheahan: (630) 728-4641 – email@example.com
James F. Zay, Jr.: (630) 876-8601 – firstname.lastname@example.org
John Zediker: (630) 697-3062 – email@example.com
For more information, contact Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif at firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-935-5562