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susan pranica
10:37 AM cst(US)
Just a positive note about the x-walks, I've been having a lot more luck getting across the street with the sign in the middle of asbury. There's always going to be distracted people in their cars, or just plain jerks, but now at least most of the cars stop when they see me. Bike lanes would be good as well!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:14 AM cst(US)

Job Readiness Workshop
Dear Friends,

In partnership with the Office of Human Resources, Neighborhood and Community Relations is launching a two-part series focused on expanding employment opportunities for local residents. Our first event of the series is a job readiness workshop.

This free event is open to Evanston community members and includes resume critique and skills testing for all who pre-register and submit their resume. Please join us for a two-hour session that will help you get answers to the questions you have always wanted to know about your job search. Details are below and we encourage you to share this among your networks.

Tuesday, December 5, 1:30-3:30 PM
Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd, Evanston, IL
Free Parking

Click here to pre-register by Tuesday, November 28. https://fs27.formsite.com/xC6GgW/form1/index.html?1510681887509

Contact Shayla Butler for more information on this event, and as always, please let us know how we can assist you or your organization.
Best regards,
Alan Anderson
Executive Director
Sue Johnson
07:26 AM cst(US)
3D crosswalks seem so clever but I think drivers who drive the same route all the time are our primary concern. And I can’t imagine that they would be effective for long. The sign in the middle of the road helps. But if you really want to slow people down ticket. Or put in a physical thing like a speed hump.
Not fond of the speed bump idea at all. I think we have to train drivers to stop. They can do it on the east and west coast just fine. We haven’t hurt people in their wallets or they don’t care weather they stop or not. Especially if they aren’t walkers themselves.
On a separate note. I’m disappointed we didn’t get the old bike lanes painted back in place on south asbury. At least I haven’t noticed them.
Sue j

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Karen Johnson
07:37 PM cst(US)
I like the idea of the 3D crosswalks. But I wonder...

Will drivers a little ways away slam on their brakes when they first see it, causing a possible rear end collision?

Then, as John noted, will drivers go back to flying through the crosswalk every time after that?

It would be worthwhile to study at a couple of crosswalks. Would be great if a simple tool could consistently slow down speeders as they approach and drive through crosswalks.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:20 PM cst(US)
Can't wait for City feedback
Judy Perlman
04:03 PM cst(US)
I was thinking that eventually we should get our amazing artists in the area to come up with a variety of 3D illusions, so no two crosswalks in an area would be the same. That would help to confuse the speeders.

But for purposes of testing the idea, yeah, back up the illusion with camera or cop.
09:53 AM cst(US)
Oh that is totally cool. 3D crosswalks!
I love it!

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John R. McClelland
09:42 AM cst(US)
The 3-D painted crosswalk is a great idea. To try it here, we'd need a place that is not afflicted by state (ID_OT) regulation, thus not the prime spot on Asbury just north of the Yellow Line bridge. Knowing a little about drivers we see on major connecting streets around here, I fear also that as soon as they realized the pattern had fooled them into slowing to about 15 from 35 or 40 in a 25 zone, they would decide to blitz through at 40 next time. Some radar-video research might be in order.
Chris Granner
06:13 AM cst(US)
Omg when can we start!?

On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 4:55 PM QT - Judith Perlman <
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Judith Perlman
04:55 PM cst(US)
Just saw this article. Can we explore the concept here?
Connie Uselman
12:40 PM cst(US)
To Megan and Jeff, owners of Frank,
Would you please call me about a recent mailing? (eight-four-seven) eight-five-nine-six-three-five-six.
Thanks, Connie
Karen Johnson
09:00 AM cst(US)
It's sad when you need to go to the expense of video recording equipment but some folks apparently don't want to comply with common courtesy and city ordinances. Here's the note that I just posted on my back fence:

Hello neighbors,

Someone is leaving dog excrement outside our gate and near our garbage containers. Given the repeated incidents over many months, it cannot be accidental or unnoticed.

Under Evanston Ordinance 9-4-12, you must remove excrement left by a dog that you control to a receptacle on your property. Your fine can be up to $500 per violation.

We had hoped that courtesy would prevail but now THIS PROPERTY HAS 24/7 VIDEO RECORDING SURVEILLANCE.

Please clean up after your dog. If you don’t, your video will be forwarded to Evanston police for action under the ordinance. We hope that won’t be needed but it’s your choice. Thanks to all who do the right thing and clean up after their dogs.
Edited 11-17-2017 09:03 AM
08:40 AM cst(US)
 Just called in more landscapers blowing leaves into Ridge, this time in the fourth Ward by Greenwood, to the police. Literally blowing leaves in to the windshield of cars.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
04:38 PM cst(US)

Peterson Garden Project working with David Brown to launch City Grange:

This beautiful and brilliant Chicago Ave. and Howard Street project takes the
first step in journey through committee process of public meetings and hearings. Eventually will be joining neighbors Peckish Pig, Ward Eight, Good To Go Jamaican Restaurant, North Shore Cider Company, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, and all the great South Evanston neighbors!
Ryan Kettelkamp
04:20 PM cst(US)
Bob Morrison....thanks for posting that link. It was very helpful.

The lighting surveys were conducted in the summer when the trees had leaves. With so many street trees in Evanston allowed to branch as low as they do it really isn't surprising to me that we'd get a result of inadequate lighting with the light source being blocked.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:40 AM cst(US)
Kerri, sorry I was being silly. I referred your question to the city engineer and I will post her response when received.

Greg, I have also contacted Ridgeville.
Kerri H
12:47 AM cst(US)
I'm sorry, Ann, I don't understand your response, and I can't read the tone, either.
Greg Hardin
10:04 PM cst(US)
Any idea what was being surveyed or measured in Elks Park this morning?
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
07:38 PM cst(US)
Ok Kerri but these hard ???? cost more!
Kerri H
05:20 PM cst(US)
Ann, Could you tell me, or tell me how to find out, how much more the upgraded gray and white brick foundation for the Fountain Square project cost than a basic brick choice would have cost? It's gorgeous but I'm a homeowner being taxed out of Evanston and I keep hearing so much about how much the city is spending on affordable housing efforts and I keep thinking that maybe if the city started making lots of small choices, such as not upgrading materials on projects, just like most of us homeowners have to do, a lot of us might be able to keep our homes in Evanston and the city wouldn't have to fund affordable housing projects. Anyway, I would like to know the specific dollar cost of upgrading this one material on this one project. Thanks so much!
Bob MorrisonPerson was signed in when posted
03:02 PM cst(US)

I believe the dates are listed in the report for each area, but not the times.
Ryan Kettelkamp
02:38 PM cst(US)
Ann...thanks for letting us know about the community street lighting meeting on Nov. 28. When did the team that evaluated the street lighting collect their information? What was the date of their field survey when light levels were evaluated? If you could get that information prior to the 28th I'd appreciate it.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
08:01 PM cst(US)
 Sorry Mike I was responding to this:

Addtl fall street cleaning for Residential Zone 4 is Tues., Nov. 14 (S/W sides of the street). Voluntary parking compliance requested.
Mike Perlman
07:19 PM cst(US)
/m36595 Ann - I thought this was the regular 2nd Tuesday cleaning; and indeed two of the cars that were left after the sweeper came through were ticketed. Of course all the other cars left, leaving the leaves (poetic?) still on the street.
I expect that tomorrow there will be NO cleaning on the north side because it is the 3rd Wednesday. That is where we could use an extra sweep due to the large piles of leave between the cars put there by the building staff.
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