The Zoning Code is located in Title 6 of the Municipal City Code. The Zoning Code promotes the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, general welfare, objectives and policies of the comprehensive general plan. As adopted and amended by the Evanston City Council, the Zoning Code establishes and regulates buildings and building setbacks along streets, alleys, property lines, use of lot areas, parking and loading, and the areas of open space between and among surrounding buildings.
Each year, the City of Evanston receives approximately $2 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds as an entitlement community of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For more information see the City of Evanston's web page on the CDBG program.
As a part of the Field Operations Division, the Problem Solving Team's (PST) uniformed officers provide motorized patrol along with highly visible foot and bike patrol in neighborhoods. PST officers serve as a community policing mechanism by making personal contacts with area residents and merchants as well as providing a broad spectrum of proactive and preventive community services (attending neighborhood meetings/block club development, security surveys, etc.).