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In an attempt to conserve its Black population, the City of Evanston is considering constructing a TIF in its historically Black 5th Ward. Engagement between residents and City officials has been minimal and has broken down completely at times. On July 29th at 7 p.m., Community Alliance for Better Government will be hosting a forum on the proposed 5th Ward TIF. The event will be moderated by Sebastian Nalls with Council Member Bobby Burns and lawyer Jeff Smith as the primary speakers. Sebastian will ask Bobby Burns and Jeff Smith a series of questions regarding TIFs which will be followed by questions from the community. This will be a virtual event hosted on Zoom and livestreamed on social media platforms. Attendees can submit questions before and during the event by emailing evanstonCABG@gmail.com.
Registration for the free event is available on Community Alliance for Better Government’s Facebook Page and website. Visit www.evanstonalliance.com for more info.
Community Alliance for Better Government is an Evanston, Illinois, grassroots campaign that supports racial equity, government transparency and political leadership that espouses these goals. Its leadership team consists of Rick Marsh (President), Bennett Johnson (Vice President), Allie Harned (Secretary), Gail Schechter (Board), Lesley Williams (Board), Diane Goldring (Board), Oliver Ruff (Board), and Sebastian Nalls (Board).