Council Strategic Plan

The City of Rock Island has completed development of new action agenda for 2017-2018. The plan reflects the organization’s on-going commitment to strategic thinking, measurable results, and the delivery of quality services.

The Mayor and City Council met over a series of public meetings to review and update the strategic plan. After reviewing the past years progress, the City Council worked cooperatively to prioritize a set of strategic initiatives which focuses on infrastructure, financial stability, economic development, redevelopment, and high quality services.

The strategic plan continues to provide direction and guidance to the community and city staff.

Policy Agenda 2017-2018

Top Priority

  • Street Service Level: Plan and Funding
  • Budget CY 2018 and Debt
  • 11th Street Business Corridor Development
  • Regional Collaboration for Reduced Cost of Service Delivery
  • Columbia Park Business Expansion
  • Highway 92 Corridor Blight Elimination Plan
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Crime/Shooting Reduction Plan

High Priority


  • Old Country Market Study/Clean-up
  • Community Engagement Strategy and Actions
  • Bond Rating Retention/Improvement Plan
  • Community Information Technology Infrastructure
  • Small Business Development/Growth Programs
  • College Hill District Redevelopment/Business Development
  • Rock Island Downtown - Historic Place Designation
  • S.W. Rock Island Residential Development
  • Community Cameras Plan and Direction
  • Solar Power Policy and Program
  • CORA - Fleeing and Eluding Ordinance


Management Agenda 2017-2018


Top Priority


  • Comprehensive 360 Evaluation Program for Managers and Employees
  • Zoning Ordinance: Revision/Update
  • City Investment Policy
  • City Brand and Marketing
  • Riverview Lofts
  • Downtown Building and Land Inventory
  • College Hill Business Liaison

 High Priority

  • Downtown Plan
  • Downtown Streetscape Standards
  • Revenue Manual/Debt Collection
  • Police/Fire Pensions
  • Gaming Revenues
  • 9-1-1 Communications Center
  • King Center Board Expansion
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion: equipment Rehabilitation/Replacement
  • Building/Fire Codes: UpdateTop Priority