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Fiscal Stability, Infrastructure and Public Safety Remain Focus of 2014 Work Plan
City staff outline an aggressive 2014 work plan to City Council at the City Council meeting on Monday, January 13, 2014, which includes more than 130 public-facing projects.

The major projects and initiatives were established by the City Council and staff, and were established based on public feedback.  Three main priorities guide the projects in 2014:

  • Fiscal Stability 
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety

The more than 130 projects include initiatives affecting the public, actions anticipated for City Council approval and other significant department initiatives.  More specifically, some of the key initiatives include developing a rental safety and educational program, revitalizing the Highland Park Theatre, shared services among government entities to produce efficiencies, the launch of marketing and communications plans with a new community branding, along with numerous other projects and initiatives.

The work plan can be found below.  Initiatives and projects are organized by department and will be updated on this webpage and presented to the City Council on a quarterly basis.

For more information on the City's 2014 work plan, please contact the City Manager's Office at (847) 926-1000.

2014 Work Plan - presented January 13, 2014
2014 Work Plan, 1st Quarter Update - presented April 16, 2014
2014 Work Plan, 2nd Quarter Update - presented July 14, 2014
2014 Work Plan, 3rd Quarter Update - presented October 13, 2014

Communications Plan
The City approved the 2014 Communications Plan in November 2013.  The plan incorporates six main goals or objectives and more than 20 strategies and initiatives.  The main goals fall under the categories: Community Collaboration, Digital Communication, Two-Way Communication, Policy Considerations, Proactive Messaging, and Customer Service.

The complete Communications Plan can be found along with quarterly updates on progress.  For more information on the City's Communications Plan, please contact Karen Berardi, Assistant to the City Manager, at or (847) 926-1043.

2014 Communications Plan