Category: City News

By Bob Seidenberg rseiden914@gmail.com One of Evanston’s major grassroots activist groups has backed Baltimore administrator Daniel Ramos to become Evanston’s next City Manager. Ramos is Deputy Chief of Staff/Deputy City Manager for the City of Baltimore. In its endorsement, Jan.…
Council beefs up program against youth violence

By Bob Seidenberg Evanston will move forward with new initiatives to deter youth violence in 2022,tapping federal Covid recovery funds to pay for the programs. Council members voted 8-0 at their regular meeting, Monday, Jan. 9 to approve an allocation…
Evanston releases names of two finalists in City Manager search

By Bob Seidenberg rseiden914@gmail.com Evanston is down to two candidates in its search for a new city manager. Michael Jasso, Assistant City Manager for the City of Sacramento, and Daniel Ramos, Deputy Chief of Staff/Deputy City Administrator for the City…
City Manager search down to 2: Council member reports

By Bob Seidenberg In a process with little public involvement thus far, Evanston City Council members are down to their final candidates in the search for the next city manager, according to Council members reports to constituents. In a 7th…
Firm charts course to greater access at city facilities

By Bob Seidenberg (rseiden914@gmail.com) Parks versus operations buildings (like the water plant)? Community centers versus municipal buildings? Police and Fire buildings versus libraries? Jesus Lardizabal, a consultant with Altura Solutions, reviewed some of the choices with Evanston resident Amanda Zrust,…
Free first hour at city garages set to expire

By Bob Seidenberg Evanston City Council members moved November 8 to end the longstanding practice of offering the first hour of parking for free in the city’s downtown parking garages, starting January 1, despite criticism from some on the council…
Council approves plan for phase out of gas-powered leaf blowers

By Bob Seidenberg Evanston City Council members’ approval of a new leaf-blower ordinance has started the clock running for the eventual phasing out of gas-powered leaf blowers.  At their Monday, November 8 meeting, Council members approved the leaf blower ordinance…