Naperville officials will pick up discussion of their vision for the city when they meet for a brief workshop Tuesday evening.
City Council members are scheduled to convene ahead of their regular business meeting to have a look at the updated proposals for putting into motion the three goals for the new strategic plan they identified at their first workshop in late July.
That session, which included input from representatives of all major city departments, winnowed down nine proposed priorities for the next five years to three:
Improve traffic flow and congestion
Set the standard for community education and involvement
Be recognized as an e-government innovator
At Tuesday’s 30-minute workshop, council members will hear about preliminary objectives that have been identified by staff to support the three priority areas. Offering the decision makers an opportunity to review and comment on the objectives, the session will be a predecessor to the community comment period. Input will be taken over the next several weeks online and through town hall meetings with City Manager Doug Krieger. Meetings also will be held with other governmental agencies to gather their feedback. The final strategic plan will go before the City Council in November.
Beginning in fiscal 2015, the council members will be presented with a list of annual objectives for their review and approval, including any associated expenditures. When items that are part of the strategic plan come before the council during regular meetings, the agenda will identify them accordingly.
The city has set up a web page that provides current information about the strategic planning process: www.naperville.il.us/strategicplan.aspx.