Here’s a recap of our live coverage of this afternoon’s Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

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

Meeting called to order at 3:34 p.m.

Minutes approved.

P1 – Extension of time for test of pro sports events at Welch-Ryan Arena

(There was a significant delay to sort out technical issues with an echo in the meeting audio during discussion of this item.)

Approved for introduction 4-3.

P2 – Tree preservation ordinance amendment

Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, says city has a lot of huge old heritage trees that “are under threat.”

After some discussion committee votes 6-1 to table the issue until Sept. 27, but have a staff progress report at the second meeting in July. (Fiske voted no, wanted to advance it to City Council.

Meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.

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

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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