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

The meeting meeting is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

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

Among the items on tonight’s agenda is a proposal for an expanded holiday parking program to try to help local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeting called to order at 4:33 p.m.

Items A2 Amazon credit card activity and A8 revising sanitation service charges, removed from consent agenda.

With those exceptions, consent agenda approved.

A2 – Amazon credit card activity
Approved. Suffredin abstains

A8 – Sanitation service charge revisions
Dave Stoneback, public works director, says goal is to eliminate deficit in the solid waste fund — so it’s self-supporting.
Changes would raise rates for single family and condo rates and other services starting July 1.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, says some two-family homes only use one garbage cart says that’s an outrageous expense if they’re not using it — should take the extra can away.

Says should be increasing the reduction of solid waste. Say probably not that many want to do that (have fewer cans).

Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, says she agrees with Rainey.

Stoneback says it would require an ordinance to change that and could bring a proposal to an A&PW meeting next month.

New rate scheme is approved.

Meeting adjourned at 4:49 p.m.

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

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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