Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's special meeting of the Evanston City Council. Several issues dealing with affordable housing and concerns about changes to Pace and CTA bus service are among the items on tonight's agenda.
Continuing their review of options for creating more affordable housing in Evanston, aldermen Monday are scheduled to discuss how the city might take further steps to encourage development of accessory dwelling units.
Evanston aldermen are again scheduled to vote tonight on a proposal advocates say would increase the supply of affordable housing by letting owners of coach houses rent them to people who aren't members of their own family.
Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to discuss a proposal to expand affordable housing options in the city by legalizing the rental of coach houses to people who aren't family members or employees of the household living in the main building on the lot.
Students and landlords pushed for repeal of the Evanston ordinance that limits dwelling units to no more than three unrelated persons while some long-time residents of the near-campus neighborhood spoke in favor of the restriction.
Some affordable housing advocates here are saying the city should impose rent control, and Evanston's gubernatorial candidate, Daniel Biss, is pushing legislation that would repeal a state-wide ban on the concept.