COMMUNITY UPDATES AND INFORMATION
9TH WARD MEETING SCHEDULE
Please join me for upcoming 9th Ward meetings.
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7pm, St Nicks
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9am, Fire Station 2
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7pm, Grace Lutheran Church
Saturday, April 20, 2019, 9am, Levy Senior Center
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7pm, St Nicks
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9am, Levy Senior Center
9TH WARD POST ELECTION SNAPSHOT
The March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary had 5,535 registered voters in the 9th Ward. The Evanston Civic Center had 5,604 early voters.
In the Democrat race for mayor, the 9th ward voted 63.81% for Daniel Biss and Litesa Wallace, 20% for JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton & 14.67% for Chris Kennedy and Ra Joy.
EVANSTON WASTE REDUCTION SERVICES
City of Evanston residents and businesses can divert waste from the landfill by recycling properly and by participating in two new composting programs offered by the City.
Residents can now include compostable food items in their yard waste carts, which may be purchased for $82.50 and a $25 annual fee.
Información en Español >
UPDATED CRIMINAL HISTORY APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY POLICY
Pursuant to my request, City staff and interested community members met to review current hiring policies related to prospective applicants with criminal records and to update the policy in conformance with best practices. Staff has revised the policy to include a more holistic approach to reconciling an applicant’s criminal history with their suitability for employment. There no longer exists a lifetime disqualification from employment for certain felony convictions.
STREET CLEANING BEGINS MARCH 1
There's been a change to our schedule for zone 4.
Our streets will be swept once per month on the fourth Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of the month. Street signs will be updated in the coming weeks.
In addition to the parking signage, the City offers courtesy text message and email notifications to remind residents to move their vehicles prior to street cleaning.
2018 9TH WARD PROJECTS
- Monroe Street Resurfacing
- South Boulevard Resurfacing
- Madison Place Water Main Replacement
- Streetlight Pilot Study
- Dodge Avenue Bus Stop Pilot
- Fire Station No. 2 Bunkroom Privacy Upgrades
- Fire Station No. 2 Roof Replacement
- South Standpipe Motor Control Center & Storage Repairs
Happy New Year!
Evanston City Council has some goals for 2018 that I am very excited about!
- Invest in City Infrastructure & Facilities
- Enhance Community Development & Job Creation
- Expand Affordable Housing Options
- Further Police/Community Relations Initiatives
- Ensure Equity in All City Operations
- Stabilize Long-term City Finances
The next 9th Ward Meeting is on February 17 at 9am. Come hear from Alderwoman Fleming and voice your opinions to the community.
ROBERT CROWN SITE PRINCIPLES
- respect & enhance existing programming
- create outdoor opportunities for all
- strong neighborhood focus
- 'right size' parking & fields
- support multiple modes of transit
- safe circulation to, from & on site
- site organizational clarity
- address the various street conditions
PROPOSED HOUSING ACTION PLAN
- Revise City code to create new options
- Increase affordable units in market rate developments
- Expand revenue for affordable housing
- Create paths to homeownership
- Preserve affordable housing
- Expand programs to overcome barriers
- Promote healthy housing & neighborhoods
Affordable Housing Overview >
UPDATED CODE OF CONDUCT
The City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages respect, courtesy and integrity. The Department is dedicated to the safety and well-being of both participants and staff.
The guidelines have been established to ensure that all programs are safe and provide a nurturing environment for everyone.
Procedures on physical restraint, police intervention, and immediate removal from program have all been updated to reflect the City's values.
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING REQUESTS
New policy for uncontrolled intersections and mid-block crosswalks has been established, including procedures and evaluation. "Because marked pedestrian crosswalks can create a false sense of safety for crosswalk users, it is important that each crosswalk implemented be done in a thoughtful way to provide the safest crossings possible." This policy discusses the method and timelines for evaluating and implementing pedestrian crosswalks.
PRIVATE PROJECT APPROVAL PROCESS
After numerous requests for a written process, two new processes are now available online for large projects like new buildings, special uses, etc. or small projects such as fences, roofs, driveways, etc. This includes Property Development & Pedestrian Crosswalk Installation.