Recap: City Council


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

The meeting is schduled to start at 8 p.m.

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

Meeting called to order at 8:04 p.m.


Mayor asks for moment of silence for victims of the Orlando mass shooting incident. Says can make donations for the victims at cityoforlando.net.

Alderman Mark Tendam, 6th Ward, says there'll be a ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 2nd Baptist Church in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting and other recent mass shooting incidents

Eyan Simms with the mayor and his family members.

Mayor proclaims Eyan Simms Day … June 13 …  for his excellence in Pop Warner football. Eyan will be a sixth grader this fall at Chute Middle School.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz offers update on Strawdog Theatre project.

Says Strawdog no longer interested in renting the former Police Outpost in the 600 block of Howard Street as temporary rehearsal and office space — has found space in Chicago to use instead. Says Strawdog also is no longer interested in the development concept with the city for the proposed theater site in the 700 block of Howard — although it may be interested in purchasing that building.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, asks referral of issue to Economic Development Committee for further discussion.

City Clerk says the clerk's office is now back in the business of accepting passport applications.

Public Comment

Jacob Huebert, attorney for Beavers Donuts food truck, speaks in favor of the proposed food truck amendments.

Robert Bady, resident, says would like to see the city support the Good to Go restaurant on Howard — and their request to occupy to former police outpost on Howard.

Lenice Levy, owner of Good to Go, says hopes to be considered for the outpost site — especially now that Strawdog no longer is interested in the site. Says have been constantly roadblocked from the property.

Consent agenda

We'll note anything taken off the consent agenda.

P8 – 1571 Maple planned development extension taken off consent agenda at the request of Alderman Fiske.

Consent agenda approved.

P8 – 1571 Maple one year planned development extension. Approved 8-1. Fiske votes no.

Call of the wards

Rainey asks about fees for honorary street signs? City manager says no, the honorees aren't charged, but usually supporters of the proposals provide the funds.

Holmes … Thursday… 5th Ward meeting .. .7p Fleetwood. And Evanston Sings, at ETHS at 7p on Friday.

Tendam … 6th Ward meeting rescheduled for July 28 7p location TBD.

Revelle … proposes opening Harley Clarke for a day to give groups interested in using the property a chance to tour the property.

Rainey … June 15 at the outpost … Brummel Park tot lot reconstruction meeting . June 16, envronomental issues in James Park 6p at Levy Center

Miller … requests consider Levy's lease of old outpost. Rainey says will be on the EDC agenda.

Fiske … says she'd like to see what can be done to lease the outpost to them as well.

Braithwaite … community picnic 11a to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 … at Mason Park.

Wilson … makes referral to law department re gun regulations in wake of new 9th Circuit court ruling.

City Council public meeting ends at 8:56 p.m. Aldermen go into executive session.

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