City Council Goals

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GOAL #1:  FINANCIALLY SOUND CITY PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY SERVICE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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• Take financially responsible actions creating a long-term sustainable City government.   Follow sound fiscal policies and maintain fund reserves consistent with defined City policies and national standards. 
• Provide sufficient resources to support defined City services and service levels.  Provide best value for tax dollars and fees.
• Continue to evaluate alternative funding mechanisms for infrastructure maintenance.
• Increase trust and confidence in City government through resident engagement.  Provide customer-friendly services and fees.


GOAL #2: EXPANDING LOCAL ECONOMY

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• Retain and expand local businesses
• Support growth in small business development
• Attract new businesses to Rock Island
• Increase the number of job opportunities
• Attract and retain young professionals
• Foster a cooperative business model with shared ownership


GOAL #3:  REVITALIZATION OF STRATEGIC LOCATIONS

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• Increase / expand retail businesses and sales tax revenues
• Work in partnership with neighborhoods, businesses, community organizations, institutions
• Increase private sector investment
• Create a vibrant Downtown – a destination for residents and the region
• Develop Columbia Park
• Enhance College Hill District


GOAL #4:  INCREASE POPULATION THROUGH LIVABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

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  • Be a intentional welcoming, inclusive community
  • Maintain safe neighborhoods
  • Upgrade neighborhood infrastructure: streets, sidewalks, utilities, facilities
  • Access to programs for childhood success
  • Increase residential opportunities
  • Have residents linked via neighborhood communication networks with each other and the City