Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Fri November 8, 2013
Peoria City Council sets strategy
Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich says updating the city’s short and long term goals is a wise investment given five of the eleven council member’s are relatively new to the governing body. Urich says it’s a practice employed by many high performing businesses.
Urich:“If you look at businesses as large as Caterpillar to businesses as small as a as a mom and pop retailer, they will figure out a way to say ‘here is how I want to operate’ with in the business they’re in and try and develop that strategy for addressing that. We’re simply trying to apply those business practices to the governance of a city the size of Peoria of 116,000 people.”
Urich says he foresees a greater focus and emphasis on public safety and neighborhoods.
The Peoria City Council began two days of special meetings for strategy setting at 1:00 p.m. Friday and resumes the second half of the exercise Saturday at 9:00 a.m.. Both meetings are at the Peoria Public Library downtown.