Here’s a recap of our live coverage of tonight’s special meeting of the Evanston City Council.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Recreation

    "Very small number of residents use online registration."

    Probably because it is hard to use.  Fix it.

    "Costs of ads…magazine promotion…all add to overhead costs."

    Yet many people don't know about the recreation programs…  definitely needs reevaluation.

  2. Recreation cuts ahead if Council does not get act together

    With the Council playing around with what business they will let in, who they will give 'gifts' to and high taxes and bothersome/useless/meaningless laws to keep business out—something will have to give.

    Recreation facilities and programs and arts programs will be likely candidates.   While most would say the arts are important the city with its sculptures has shown they don't know what art is [they do know how to pay for slock] and recreation programs are important esp. for the young [whether they keep teens out of trouble is an open question], they will be things that have to get cut when citizens wake-up to the real fiscal problems and that the Council will not really act–just talk or rather be the mouthpieces for a minority that fund their re-election. 

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