Champaign seeks residents' views on council goals

Champaign seeks residents' views on council goals

CHAMPAIGN — As city council members prepare to launch into their biennial goal-setting meetings, they are asking for citizen input on what should be the city's top priorities during the next two years.

Every couple years, city council members establish a number of goals and values that ultimately guides their and city staff's decisions. They plan to set those goals for 2014 and 2015 over the course of two nights, Oct. 8 and 9.

Before they do so, they are asking residents to complete a survey of what they should include. Residents will be asked to answer two questions:

— What should be city council's highest priority over the next two years?

— In your opinion, what is the most important issue facing our community?

Mayor Don Gerard said in a press release that he hopes the survey initiates a communitywide dialogue about what is important to residents.

The survey questions will be available on the city website at The city council's existing goals are also available on that web page.

The survey will be shared through the city's Facebook and Twitter pages, and officials are encouraging residents to share the survey through their own social media networks.

Citizens who do not have access to the Internet can mail their survey response to the city manager's office, 102 N. Neil St., C. All comments must be received by Sept. 27.

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