Punitive fee structures, property tax increases, and the ever-increasing cost of housing are just a few of the barriers that must be knocked down if we are to truly boast an equitable Evanston. We must thoroughly scrutinize our budget to trim expenses and thoughtfully reallocate spending and do all that we can to provide affordable services and activities that ALL residents can enjoy. We must engage with Northwestern to ensure they are paying their fair share for services, and not profiting on the backs of our taxpayers. We must aggressively address the lack of affordable housing and ensure everyone has access to the basic necessities of shelter, food, and safety. And starting immediately, we need to wear the lens of equity when developing our budget.
Strive towards a healthy and affordable Evanston