Evanston's city manager will seek City Council approval tonight to hold a series of four public meetings next month to come up with ideas on how best to balance the city's budget next year in the face of declining revenue.
In a memo to the aldermen, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says the meetings would give residents and city employees a chance to offer ideas on how to provide city services more efficiently, develop new non-tax revenue sources and identify city service priorities.
The process would begin on Saturday, Nov. 7, with an all-day meeting at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., to provide an overview of the city's operations and finances.
Then two evening meetings would focus on different departments.
A Thursday, Nov. 12, session would look at the community development, fire, police and public works departments.