A senseless waste of taxpayers' dollars

Evanston taxpayers are under a mistaken impression that their hard-earned dollars are being spent to ensure community security or to improve their general quality of life.

They wonder why it is so hard to find money to protect diseased elm trees, control crime or rehab Robert Crown Center, etc.

City may be taking a correct step in the development process

This Friday the City recieved proposals for an "Urban Design" approach to the 5th ward TIF area. While I have not reviewed the proposal it appears the city maybe taking a small step in the right direction. On the night they passed the TIF I spoke at the hearing that they needed to take this approach. That is the City needed to understand what they want to develop in the area in regards to mass and density.