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Wards and Aldermen

The Rockford Aldermen (City Council) acts in conjunction with the Mayor as the legislative and policy making body of the municipality. There are presently fourteen council members. There are fourteen aldermen, elected by ward, with four year terms all ending in the same year. Council members legislate once a week as a whole and also meet in weekly committee meetings; Finance and Personnel, Planning and Development, and Code and Regulation. Aldermen make decisions, pass ordinances, appropriate funds and present initiatives so as to best represent the needs of both their respective constituents and the City of Rockford as a whole.

The Mayor and Council members meet in open session on each Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 425 East State Street. Whenever there is a Monday holiday, the Mayor and Council meet on Tuesday.

 

Agendas

 

Agendas for the City Council meeting and standing City Council Committees are now included with meeting minutes. Please review the current week's minutes for next week's agendas.

 

 

Minutes

 

Click here to view City Council Committee meeting minutes.

 

Please note that pursuant to 5 ILCS120/2.06. Minutes; right to speak

 

(b) A public body shall approve the minutes of its open meeting within 30 days after that meeting or at the public body's second subsequent regular meeting, whichever is later. The minutes of meetings open to the public shall be available for public inspection within 10 days after the approval of such minutes by the public body.

 

 

Public Participation at City Council Meetings

 

City of Rockford Public Participation Regulations allow for a maximum of five (5) members of the public may speak for up to three (3) minutes each at each meeting. A written request to address City Council must be submitted to the City of Rockford Legal Department, 7th floor, City Hall, 425 E. State Street, on the form attached, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the council meeting in which you’d like to speak, and no earlier than one (1) week prior to the meeting.

Click here for a Public Participation Form.

Click here for Public Participation Guidelines.

 

 

Public Notice of the Schedule of Regular Meetings

 

Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2.02 through 120/2.06, public notice of the schedule of the regular meetings is given as follows:

 

 

 

CITY COUNCIL: Generally the first and third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., unless Monday falls on a holiday (in which case the meeting generally falls on Tuesday). Meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 425 East State Street.

 

For 2016:

1/4, 1/19 (Tuesday), 2/1, 2/16 (Tuesday), 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 6/6, 6/20, 7/5 (Tuesday), 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 9/6 (Tuesday), 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5 and 12/19

 

 

 

CITY COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES: Generally the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., unless Monday falls on a holiday (in which case the session generally falls on Tuesday). Sessions will be held in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 425 East State Street.

 

For 2016:

1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/23, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25,

8/8, 8/22, 9/12, 9/26, 10/11 (Tuesday), 10/24, 11/14, 11/28 and 12/12

 

Code and Regulation: Second and fourth Monday at 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall 2nd floor, or as scheduled.

 

Finance and Personnel: Second and fourth Monday at 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall 2nd floor, or as scheduled

 

Planning and Development: Second and fourth Monday at 5:30 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall 2nd floor, or as scheduled

 

 

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS:  Generally will meet the 5th Monday of February, May, August and October at 5:30 p.m.; location to be determined.

 

For 2016:

2/29, 5/31 (Tuesday), 8/29 and 10/31 

 

The Council Clerk for the City of Rockford will have up to date information as to the time and place of meetings. Information can be obtained from Chasity Bailey at the offices of the City Legal Department, 425 E. State, 61104, or by calling 779-348-7391. Information as to the agendas for the standing committees may be obtained from committee secretaries:

 

Code & Regulation - Sheila Alexander at 779-348-7383

Planning & Development – Nora Doyle at 779-348-7394

Finance & Personnel - Mary Johnson at 779-348-7470

Legislative Lobbying – Troiana Gearns at 779-348-7384

 

 

 

Additional 2016 meetings are as follows:

 

 

BUILDING BOARD OF APPEALS:  AS NEEDED

 

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION COMMITTEE:  AS NEEDED

 

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  11:30 a.m., 612 N. Church St. – 1/28, 3/2, 5/26, 7/28, 9/22 and 11/17

 

DOWNTOWN PARKING GROUP MEETING:  5:30 p.m., Conf. Room A, City Hall - 1/26, 4/26, 7/26 and 10/25

 

FAIR HOUSING:  AS NEEDED

 

FIRE PENSION FUND:  3:00 p.m., Fire Dept. Administrative Office, 204 S. 1st Street - 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17 and 12/15

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION:  5:30 p.m., Community Development Conf. Room, City Hall - 1/12, 2/9, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8 and 12/13

 

HOMESTEAD BOARD:  AS NEEDED

 

LIQUOR/TOBACCO ADVISORY BOARD:  6:00 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall - 1/20, 2/17, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, and 12/20

 

LIQUOR COMMISSION:  AS NEEDED

 

MECHANICAL BOARD:  7:30 a.m., Conf. Room A, City Hall - 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17 and 12/15

 

POLICE PENSION FUND:  8:00 a.m., Conf. Room B, City Hall - 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, and 12/15

 

ROCKFORD COMMUNITY PARTNERS: 

 

ALL PARTNER: 9:00 a.m., at Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main Street – 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/23, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17 and 12/22

 

STOREFRONT, BUSINESS DISTRICT ASSOCIATION & NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT:  10:00 a.m., at Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main Street – 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/23, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17 and 12/22

 

BEAUTIFICATION:  11:00 a.m., at Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main Street – 1/19, 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15 and 12/20

 

NEW NARRATIVES:  12:00 p.m., at Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main Street – 1/19, 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15 and 12/20

 

21st CENTURY TALENT:  1:00 p.m., at Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main Street – 1/19, 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15 and 12/20

 

PUBLIC ART:  8:00 a.m., at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 East State Street – 1/20, 2/17, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16 and 12/21

 

TRAFFIC COMMISSION:  6:00 p.m., Conf. Room A, City Hall - 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12 and 11/9

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:  5:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall, - 1/20, 2/17, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15 and 12/20

 

  

 

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