Evanston city staff will be on hand at several locations over the next week to solicit comments from residents about the city’s services and spending as the city begins to form its budget for next year.

The “Engage Evanston” sessions are being held at supermarkets, community centers and other spots around town.

Here’s the schedule:

  • From 2 to 4 p.m. on  Sunday, May 1, Parks Director Doug Gaynor and Community Information Coordinator Eric Palmer will be at Children’s Day at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
  • From noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 2, Public Works Director Suzette Robinson will be at the Jewel at 1128 Chicago Ave.
  • From 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2, Library Director Mary Johns and Palmer will be at the Davis Street Metra and CTA stations.
  • From noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, City Attorney Grant Farrar and Management Analyst Brandon Dieter will be at the North Branch Library, 2026 Central St.
  • From 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, Police Chief Richard Eddington and Assistant City Manager Marty Lyons will be at the Jewel at 2485 Howard St.
  • From 12 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, Utilities Director Dave Stoneback will be at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
  • From 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, Robinson and Health Director Evonda Thomas will be at the Dominicks at 1910 Dempster St.
  • From noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, Fire Chief Greg Klaiber and City Clerk Rodney Greene will be at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
  • At 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, Administrative Services Director Joellen Earl and Community and Economic Development Director Steve Griffin will be at the budget meeting at the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
  • From 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6, Earl and Interim Finance Division Manager Lou Gergits will be at the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
  • From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, Dieter and Gergits will be at the downtown Farmer’s Market on University Place.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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