Joint 6th-7th Ward Budget Meeting Tonight

Councilmembers Tom Suffredin (6th) and Eleanor Revelle (7th), collectively representing most of the Central Street Neighborhood, are hosting a virtual joint ward meeting tonight, Thurs., Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. to discuss the 2022 proposed City Budget with the City's chief financial officer Hitesh Desai and Budget Manager Kate Lewis-Lakin. As with much during the past two years, attendance is virtual only.

If you already have Zoom as an app or desktop application, use Meeting ID: 865 8882 1921 and Passcode: 425471.

If you don't have Zoom, use this link from your browser. You may be prompted to "choose an application" but you can close that window and simply click "Launch Meeting."

Finally, there is the option to join by phone only at 312-626-7699.

The City of Evanston is in the end-of-year process to pass its budget for FY 2022. The City has proposed spending over 1/3 of a billion dollars for this municipality of approximately 22,000 households, or approximately $16,000/household, although other sources besides residents contribute to the revenue side (just as Evanston residents and businesses contribute to other communities when they spend money, invest, or do business there).

The City's general budget page is available online.  A copy of the latest version of the proposed budget can be viewed or downloaded here.