Fiscal Year 2013 Citizen Participation:
Engage Evanston Results:
The FY 2013 Budget process marks the fourth consecutive budget year in which the City has facilitated a community budget process. In addition, the FY 2013 Budget process represents the second year of the City’s Engage Evanston initiative, which is an on-going effort to encourage dialogue and discussion among residents regarding community priorities and budgetary challenges. As part of the Engage Evanston initiative, residents were encouraged to share their budget-related ideas, comments and suggestions with the City through a variety of communication channels including:
• On the web: http://www.cityofevanston.org/budget
• By mail: City Manager’s Office, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
• By email at http://firstname.lastname@example.org
• By calling 3-1-1
• On Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CityofEvanston
• On Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CityofEvanston
Residents also had the opportunity to provide budget ideas and feedback in-person during the Citizen Budget Input Session and the Community Outreach Event. During the Community Outreach Event, City staff was available to interact with individuals in the community and discuss budget-related comments and ideas at various locations throughout Evanston. In total, City staff interacted with approximately 150 residents during the Community Outreach event.
Budget ideas received during the budget outreach initiative can be viewed on the Engage Evanston MindMixer webpage at the following link: http://www.engageevanston.org/
Residents are encouraged to continue submitting their budget-related ideas, comments, suggestions and feedback throughout the FY 2013 Budget process using the communication channels listed above.
Fiscal Year 2012 Citizen Participation Summary:
Engage Evanston Phase 2 – Results
The results of the second phase of the Engage Evanston Citizen Engagement Initiative were presented to the City Council on September 26, 2011.
Citizen Input Session Tabulation
Citizen Recommendations for 2012 Budget
Priority-Based Budgeting Survey
Tabulation of Online Survey
Tabulation of Paper Survey
Comments by Category from All Respondents
Presentation of Phase 2 results at City Council Video - 9/26/11
Citizen Budget Input Sessions
Two Citizen Budget Input Sessions were held September 17th and September 22 as part of the budget process. The next budget workshop is scheduled for October 15 at 9 a.m. Please see the schedule for additional meetings.
Engage Evanston - Phase 2 (August 22 - September 22, 2011)
The City asked residents to continue to be engaged in the budget process by taking an online survey and submitting their comments. Resident took the budget survey on line at www.cityofevanston.org/engage or via a paper copy that was made available at our libraries, community centers or at our police station. Results of the survey are listed above.
Engage Evanston - Phase 1 (May 1-7, 2011)
The city focused its efforts May 1-7 on getting ideas from residents about the Fiscal Year 2012 budget. During this week, the city asked residents to submit ideas on items they should consider while developing their budget priorities. Although idea submission is now closed, you can still view the ideas submitted by the community.
Submissions were used to identify 40 service change ideas. These service change ideas are currently being researched by City staff and a summary of findings will be submitted and presented to the City Council and public for discussion on August 8, 2011.