The city government of Streator operates using the council-manager form, meaning that a five-member City Council comprised of a mayor and four council members elected at large serve as the city’s elected governing body. They are responsible for adopting all laws, ordinances, contracts, approving an annual budget, adopting and amending city policy and planning for the future of the city. They hire a city manager, accountable to the City Council, to run the day-to-day affairs of the city. The city manager supervises the directors of all city departments, which include: police, fire, public works, community development, administration, and IT/golf course.
To the greatest extent possible, the City Council believes that the manner in which public decisions are made should be as transparent as possible, and the documents needed to better understand the workings of local government should be readily accessible to the public. For this reason, this website contains links to City Council meeting agendas for the past year, minutes of City Council meetings and other boards and commissions of the city, and links to video of televised meetings of the City Council.
For those wanting to dive deeper, the website also includes links to a complete copy of the Streator Municipal Code, City Council Policy Statements, the current city budget, information about current employment opportunities with the city, and current projects which are the subject of competitive bidding.
The economic development section of the website also includes information about the city’s Enterprise Zone, its Tax Increment Financing Districts, Downtown Façade Grant Program, Revolving Loan Fund, available industrial properties, and other programs to assist companies and individuals interested in locating or expanding their business in Streator.
This website also provides links to many illustrative and helpful maps about the city, including:
Finally, for those looking for information not readily available on these websites, the website also contains information about how to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for other documents.
For more information about the services, staff and resources of city departments, click on the appropriate department below: