Aldermen to set lobbying goals

Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to vote on a multi-million dollar wish list of help the city plans to seek from the state and federal governments.

Most of the projects don’t have assigned price tags — but those that do include $5 million for road infrastructure projects and $2.5 million in what’s called the sustainable communities challenge grant program — both being sought from the federal government.

Other goals include getting funds to help plan the expansion of the city’s water utility to serve new communities, to plan the creation of a federally qualified health center in the city and the get funding for improvements to CTA and Union Pacific railroad viaducts.

In all the priority list prepared by the city manager’s office includes fifteen different projects.


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