Upcoming FY 2013 Budget Meeting Schedule

The upcoming public meeting schedule for the FY 2013 Budget is as follows:

Date Time Location Activity
Monday, October 29, 2012 7 p.m. City Council Chambers City Council Budget Discussion
Saturday, November 10, 2012 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. City Council Chambers

Special City Council Meeting
Public Hearing - Truth in Taxation
Public Hearing - FY 2013 Proposed Budget
Preliminary Tax Levy Estimate

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7 p.m. City Council Chambers Optional Special City Council Meeting
Budget Discussion
Monday, November 26, 2012^ 7 p.m.* City Council Chambers Budget Adoption
Monday, December 10, 2012 7 p.m.* City Council Chambers Tax Levy Adoption
Tax Levy Abatement

* Meeting Times are approximate

^ Please Note - The date for the FY 2013 Budget Adoption has been moved to November 26, 2012 at 7PM as part of the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting  


Past Budget Dates:

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

September 15:
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.
  • 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.

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:

  • Online, at
  • By mail, City Manager's Office, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL, 60201
  • By e-mail at
  • By calling 3-1-1
  • On Facebook at
  • On Twitter at

Residents can also share their ideas at outreach locations on September 15 or at the Citizen Budget Input Session on September 19. Residents can find more information on previous years' budgets and updates on the upcoming 2013 budget at