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City Council Goal Setting Session

October 19, 2020 

Agenda 5:00 p.m. Watch Live
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 3rd Floor, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL


Call to Order


As part of his Executive Order in response to Covid-19, #2020-07, section 6, Governor Pritzker announced provisions of the Open Meetings Act requiring in-person attendance by members of a public body are suspended, specifically the requirement that a public body must be physically present and the conditions limiting when remote participation is permitted.

On Friday, June 12, 2020, the Governor signed P.A. 100-640 (SB2135) into law amending the OMA to expressly authorize public bodies to meet remotely without the otherwise required quorum present during a declared public health disaster such as those related to Covid-19.

This City Council meeting will be held both in person and remotely. To participate remotely during the Public Comment or Public Hearing portion of the meeting, please join by phone at 1-443-671-8822 and use PIN: 611061969#.

Roll Call


Public Comment


Overview / discussion of 2019/2020 goals and action steps

  • Review of five year goals
  • Review and discussion of action steps
  • Council direction on outstanding / ongoing action steps

Establish Policy Direction for 2021

  • Budget direction for 2021 budget
    • Budget projections
    • New revenue (taxes, fees)
    • Property taxes
    • Cost reductions (personnel, services)
    • Borrowing (bonds, loans)
    • Reserves
  • Action steps (including ongoing items from 2019/2020 and new items)
  • Staff assignments/timeline will be developed with staff and sent to Council for approval.

Motion to Adjourn

Adjourn to Monday, October 26th, 2020.

This agenda may be obtained in accessible formats by qualified persons with a disability by making appropriate arrangements from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, by contacting the City Clerk's office at (309) 732-2010 or visiting in person at: 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.