Mayor Larry Morrissey provided public testimony regarding the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) reduction and property tax freeze on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the State of Illinois Senate Appropriates Committee Hearing.
For Rockford, the proposed reduction to the LGDF would cut an immediate $7.5 million dollars out of our budget, which represents approximately 7.7% of our city's general fund eligible for deficit allocation.
Read Mayor Morrissey’s written testimony.
Important changes are occurring in Rockford that may affect you. The local government, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has just completed an update to area Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Now, all property owners will have up-to-date, reliable and Internet-accessible information about their flood risk.
While everyone in Rockford is at some risk for flooding, many property owners will find that their risk has changed. To learn more about the new maps and how you and your property may be affected, visit www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata or www.illinoisfloodmaps.org. New maps mean a safer Rockford
Public open house at RMAP (Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning) 315 N. Main St., Rockford, IL on Wednesday, December 17th, between 4-7pm.
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Special Events Ordinance Draft Changes
The City of Rockford is updating their ordinance for special events. We would like your input. Please take a few minutes to review the attached documents and complete a short survey found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R5TKNNP
Original Special Events Ordinance
Working Draft Special Events Ordinance
Working Draft Festival Zones
The City of Rockford Public Works Department is pleased to present the FY 2015-2019 Improvement Program, which proposes over $139,000,000 of infrastructure investment throughout the City. The program was presented to the Finance and Personnel Committee on January 5, 2015 and adopted by City Council on January 20,2015. This document is designed to be e-friendly with hyperlinked pages.
Download the 2015 - 2019 CIP Book here