Bad Choices tonight ...

Tonight, the Rules Committee of the Evanston City Council will discuss a memo from Deputy City Attorney Alexandra Ruggie recommending changes to the process of reviewing major variances and development projects.  Today that process includes the Land Use Commission (LUC) recommendation to the  Planning and Development Committee and the full City Council. The background is that on June 5, 2023, the Rules Committee discussed ways to ensure a hard start time for the City Council meetings.

We are asking our members to contact their council members to ask them to reject, at minimum, until there has been significantly more public discussion, all of the options except the status quo.


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Ald. Revelle Meeting on Stadium Tonight

Residents and especially those in NE Evanston should know that Councilmember Eleanor Revelle is holding an informational meeting tonight, Tue. June 27, 7 pm, in the Parasol Room (4th floor of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.), about the stadium project. University consultants will discuss NU’s sound assessment, traffic/parking plan, and proposed concert operations, and may answer public questions asked by Cmbr. Revelle. The public may not ask questions directly.

NU Stadium Rezoning Status (6/3/23)

While the public campaign focuses on “rebuild Ryan Field,” local public interest has centered on the re-zoning that is a quieter but larger change. At request of members and residents, CSNA will attempt to post periodic status reports on this process.

CSNA Zoning Forum Draws Crowd, Heated Interest

The Central Street Neighbors Association May 17, 2023 annual meeting and public conversation on zoning drew an estimated 100 residents to the Civic Center's Parasol Room on a weekday evening, with another dozen attending on Zoom, one of the larger public meetings held in Evanston since the pandemic's 2019 start. The event demonstrated the credibility CSNA holds as a source of information on civic affairs, as well as the high public interest in planning and zoning.

What the Heck Does Central Street Neighbors Do?

Many organizations have "mission statements." I far prefer, as a reveal to what a group is about, some idea of what it actually does. To that end, I scanned some notes, and here's a sampling of activity of the Central Street Neighbors Association over the years:


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