Recap: City Council


Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting.

The meeting called to order at 7:46 p.m.

A packet with information on tonight's agenda items is available online.

Alderman Jane Grover, 7th Ward, is serving as mayor pro tem, or, as she said, "fake mayor." Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is absent tonight, as are aldermen Judy Fiske and Brian Miller.

Public Comment

Junad Rizki says city process for selling public property appears to violate the Illinois Municipal Code, which, he says, requires either a public bidding process, listing with a real estate agent or a public auction.


Denise Stoneback praises city for developing additional gun range regulations that are up for approval tonight. Says could have additional restrictions as well.

Two other speakers also praise the gun range regulation ordinance.

Consent agenda

Off consent agenda:

  • A 17 – Parking violation penalties increase. Action rescheduled for meeting on 9/21.

Consent agenda approved unanimously.

A 14 – Sale of 1821 Ridge Ave. Rules suspended to take final action tonight. Approved unanimously. Related story.

P 2 – Special use for Maxwell Style Grill. Rules suspended to take final actiion tonight. Approved unanimously.

Call of the wards

Rainey announces Bike the Ridge, Sunday, Sept. 27.

Braithwaite expresses condolences to family affected by the shooting incident tonight.

Wilson says Hispanic Heritage event and Streets Alive over the weekend was a big weekend.

Holmes says 5th Ward meeting Thursday will discuss city budget issues and police training.

Grover says 7th Ward meeting will be Thursday at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St. 

Council votes to go into executive session. Public meeting ends at 8:15 p.m.

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