Community alert

The following was sent out by Officer Loyce Spells of the Evanston Police Dept. Please read and pass it along. Thanks. --Mark
Good Afternoon,
The 6th Ward has experienced three (3) Confidence Scams over the past 30 days. These scams are typically referred to as ‘Gypsy Scams’ and involve multiple subjects who present trumped up stories which would cause one of them to distract a victim while another subject enters your home to steal small/loose items (normally money, jewelry, and electronics).

6th Ward meeting, Wed., March 2

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
7 p.m.
Presbyterian Homes
3200 Grant Street (enter near Grant and Ridgeway)
James Room, upper level in the Kimble Fitness Center
Items for Discussion
Neighborhood Watch update
Launch of 3-1-1 and mass notification initiatives
Parking issues
Economic development update

The Real Story on Green Building for Retail

On Mon., Feb. 14, in support of an amendment to weaken Evanston's Green Building Ordinance, the thrust from the City side was that LEED certification is inappropriate and/or too arduous for retail buildings and in particular for smaller stores. Leaving aside the serious process concerns over inclusion and transparency that the rollout of this proposed law change has raised, the erroneous premise requires correction. Green building for retail at the Silver LEED or better level is not only feasible, and economically sound, but is already happening in many communities where public and private actors are sincerely committed to the sustainability necessary for our future.

City's new emergency alert system

There is a Snow Route Parking Ban beginning tonight at 11 pm through tomorrow at 6am on main thoroughfares designated with permanent red, white and blue signs.  The Snow Parking Ban will also be in effect on Wednesday February 2nd and Thursday February 3rd. Emergency sirens will sound at 8:15 p.m. tonight.
Additionally, a Snow Emergency has been declared between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for Thursday February 3rd and Friday February 4th 2011. Snow Emergencies apply to streets with parking on both sides which are not posted as Snow Routes.

New emergency notification system

The City of Evanston will begin using a new emergency notification system on February 1, 2011. This service allows you to sign up to get emergency alerts on your cell phone, work phone, text message, e-mail, home phone, and more.


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