Evanston’s new city manager will ask aldermen at a special City Council meeting tonight to come up a ‘top ten’ lists of projects for him to focus on.

In a memo to the aldermen, Wally Bobkiewicz lists 39 possible candidates for the list — and asks aldermen to add their own ideas.

His topics, listed alphabetically, range from affordable housing to zoning.

Most are framed in terms of setting “specific priorities and measurable objectives” for the city’s role in those projects.

Among the other topics on his list — visual and performing arts, communication with the public, economic development and library services.

The full memo is available online. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.


Evanston’s new city manager will ask aldermen at a special City Council meeting tonight to come up a ‘top ten’ lists of projects for him to focus on.

In a memo to the aldermen, Wally Bobkiewicz lists 39 possible candidates for the list — and asks aldermen to add their own ideas.

His topics, listed alphabetically, range from affordable housing to zoning.

Most are framed in terms of setting “specific priorities and measurable objectives” for the city’s role in those projects.

Among the other topics on his list — visual and performing arts, communication with the public, economic development and library services.

The full memo is available online. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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