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Recap: Administration and Public Works Committee

Here's a recap of our live coverage of this afternoon's Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.

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ETHS students paint "Black Lives Matter" on the Dodge Avenue pavement outside the school July 3. (Barbara Freeman photo)

Here’s a recap of our live coverage of this afternoon’s Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.

The committee has 14 items on its consent agenda.

One would place honorary street signs where the high school basketball team painted Black Lives Matter on Dodge Avenue this summer.

Another would impose a moratorium on tenant eviction notices.

A packet with information on the agenda items is available online.

Meeting called to order at 4:36 p.m.

Minutes approved.

Aldermen read through consent agenda items.

Payroll and bills, city audit, road salt contract, sewer main rehab change order, all left on consent agenda.

Item A5 – the eviction moratorium – taken off consent agenda for discussion later at request of Alderman Cicely Fleming.

Senior meal program catering contract, firefighters’ union contract amendment, renaming Harbert Park, Main Street grant application, all left on consent agenda.

Honorary Street name sign “Black Lives Matter Way” for Dodge Avenue between Church and Lake streets stays on consent agenda

Item A 11 amusement tax amendment taken off consent agenda at request of Alderman Tom Suffredin.

Parking fees for electric vehicle chargin stations, approval of parking on parkway and surplus vehicle sales left on consent agenda.

Consent agenda approved.

A5 – Tenant eviction notices.

Fleming moves to remove this from the agenda. Says with extension of the state moratorium on evictions, the city action is no longer needed.

Removal approved.

A11 – Amusement tax amendment to include online streaming services.

Suffredin says he’s opposed to the streaming tax.

Suffredin and Fleming vote no. Approved 3-2.

Meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.

Planning and Development Committee meeting to start at 5 p.m.

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