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Investing in Chamber membership has significant benefits; not only in the ongoing connections made that benefit you and others, but the trust your business will gain within the community, and the opportunities that the Chamber presents to each of our members.

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City Of Evanston

This week's Friday Forecast features upcoming opportunities to tour the Evanston Water Treatment Facility (bit.ly/2Gukc9V), plus Clean Up, Evanston! on April 27. ... See MoreSee Less

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How does Lake Michigan water get treated and delivered to your home? Find out in this week's edition of Evanston Spotlight! #DrinkingWaterWeek ... See MoreSee Less

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Learn how Lake Michigan water is treated and delivered to your faucet by touring the Evanston Water Treatment Facility on Saturday, May 11!

Two tours will be provided; space is limited. Learn more at bit.ly/2GsTyy9.
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The City is exploring several changes to improve the parking experience in downtown Evanston and surrounding business districts in response to recommendations and concerns from residents and business owners.

On April 10, the City hosted a Merchant Summit to hear directly from business owners regarding recent updates to parking in Evanston, including new pay-by-license-plate pay stations installed in the downtown area and changes to parking fees citywide. The City will be implementing some of the recommendations offered at the summit and will be providing an update on parking to the Evanston City Council at its meeting on April 29.

Parking updates currently being implemented or explored by the City in response to the community's input include:

- Allowing multiple parking sessions per day in the same parking zone. The City has reduced the “lockout” period in between parking sessions imposed by the Park Evanston mobile app and pay-by-license-plate pay stations to 30 minutes from several hours, providing community members with the flexibility to pay for street parking in the same location multiple times a day.

- Addressing the Park Evanston mobile app’s 35-cent transaction fee. The Park Evanston mobile app is currently provided free to the City; however, the vendor receives payment for its service by charging app users a 35-cent convenience fee for each transaction. The City is reaching out to the app vendor to explore alternative ways to pay for this service.

- Extending the standard two-hour time limit for street and lot parking. The City’s Parking & Transportation Committee recommended at its March meeting that the two-hour maximum parking time limit be adjusted, as parking needs vary by business district. On April 29, the City Council will consider extending the maximum time limits for parking.

More information: bit.ly/2P62Vqa
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