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City to host three 2021 Budget Community Conversations

In November 2019, the Evanston City Council adopted a budget for the 2020 calendar year. During this process, a projected budget for the 2021 calendar year was also created and is included in the 2020 budget document. Due to changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a revised 2021 Proposed Budget will be presented to City Council.

The City of Evanston will host three community conversations via Zoom in September. Their hope is to engage the community in the Fiscal Year 2021 budget process.

The virtual meetings will include a brief overview of the City’s budget process followed by breakout room discussions. Input gathered at the meetings will be compiled and provided to City Council as part of the City's Proposed Budget on Friday, October 9.

Meeting Dates and registration links

• Session 1: Budget 101

• Thursday, September 10, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Session 2: COVID-19 Budget Impacts

• Wednesday, September 16, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Session 3: Health & Human Services

• Monday, September 21, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Schedule

• 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Presentation from City staff

• 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Facilitated breakout room conversations

• 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Report out from breakout rooms and wrap-up

For more information on the City Budget, visit or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.


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