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The City of Evanston’s annual budget process will soon be getting underway to craft a budget for the 2013 Fiscal Year, which begins on January 1, 2013. The city will be launching an outreach effort to engage Evanston residents in soliciting their input on the budget process. This effort is part of the city’s “Engage Evanston” initiative, which is an ongoing initiative to encourage dialogue with residents on all issues facing the city. 

The city will focus its efforts September 15-22, 2012 to get ideas from residents on the budget. During this week, the city is asking residents to submit ideas to:; by mail: City Manager’s Office, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201; by email at; by calling 3-1-1; on Facebook; or on Twitter. Residents can also share their ideas at three outreach locations listed below on September 15 or at the Citizen Budget Input Session on September 19.


2013 Budget Dates:

September 15-22: Residents can send ideas to the City of Evanston

September 15: Outreach- City staff will be at the following locations from 9 a.m. to noon to discuss residents’ budget ideas:

North Branch Library, 2026 Central St.

Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

September 19: Citizen Budget Input Session, 7 p.m., City Council Chambers, 2100 Ridge Ave. 

Residents can find more information on previous years’ budgets and updates on the upcoming 2013 budget at