West Evanston planning meetings this week

The city invites west Evanston community members to three meetings at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., to help with the planning of their neighborhoods.

The area bounded by Simpson Street, Jackson Avenue, Church Street and Darrow Avenue the focus of two meetings -- from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 13.

A meeting to discuss Church Street McDaniel Avenue to Darrow Avenue and and Dodge Avenue from Church south to Greenwood Street will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

A kiss of death for affordable housing

Earlier this month, with virtually no resident input, no publicity, our City Council betrayed affordable housing in Evanston with a kiss.

They held out the sweet hope that there would shortly be up to a million dollar pot from which affordable housing developers could draw in order to build affordable housing in our community.