The City’s various commissions are an interesting and active way to get involved in City government. The commissions discuss important matters in great detail and make recommendations to the City Council. They work closely with City staff on projects large and small that have a great impact on residents and businesses, both now and far into the future. Read more »
Traditional methods of resident input are always available, but the City has taken on special initiatives to proactively seek out the unique insights of people throughout the community and provide different input opportunities to suit a variety of preferences. Every resident is encouraged to participate in any or all of these opportunities. We know how much everyone cares about the future of St. Charles, and City staff want to work in partnership to make that vision a reality.
Up to this point, many of our communication efforts with residents have concentrated on the written word and one-way communication (surveys, City Grapevine, From the Den city newsletter, feedback cards, focus groups, etc.). The only form of two-way communications between elected officials and residents has been on an individual basis as issues arise. The premise behind the "City Hall House Calls" program is to make the elected officials in the community and the City Administrator more accessible to residents in the community and promote one-on-one communications. Read more »