A lot happened at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Evanston City Council. Here are links to RoundTable stories related to the session:
Evanston’s homegrown new police chief sworn in. On what Mayor Daniel Biss called a “special historic night,” Schenita Stewart was sworn in as Evanston’s new police chief.
Council asks for separate leases on Harley Clarke Mansion and Jen Jensen Gardens. City Council members voted 5-2 to send the issue of two leases between the city and the nonprofit organization Artists Book House for the Harley Clarke mansion and the city and the Jens Jensen Gardens back to the Administration and Public Works Committee.
Council authorizes refugee resettlement fund. City Council members authorized creation of a $50,000 Refugee Resettlement Fund to provide an array of services to migrants in Evanston.
Council settles lawsuit for back-pay for 16 employees. City Council members on Oct. 10 unanimously authorized a $1.5 million lawsuit settlement for 16 current and former telecommunication/911 operators who sued the City of Evanston.
Evanston’s dog beach to reopen for a few weeks – but maybe don’t tell the county. Evanston’s pooch-friendly shorefront will host dogs and their owners at least until early December, City Council members agreed at their Oct. 10 meeting.
City agrees to buy one more affordable housing property. The City Council approved the purchase of 1808 Hovland Ct., a single-family home, which will be donated to Community Partners for Affordable Housing.