A. Lake County is a High Performance Organization
- Excellent customer service is expected and delivered.
- Excellent and consistent telephone etiquette is routine.
- Effective internal communication strengthens the organization.
- People are accessible and information is accurate.
- Effective external communication strengthens the community.
- Innovative change occurs from within.
- Internal service departments spark energy within the organization.
- Business processes are innovative and effective.
- Old is integrated with new.
B. Lake County is a Leader in Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation
- Strong, centralized county government realizes consistency of vision, regulation and direction.
- Lake County takes the lead in facilitating countywide cooperation across all entities.
- Regional cooperation is effective and constant.
C. The Economy of Lake County is strong, diversified, and sustainable
- The residential and commercial tax bases are equitably balanced.
- High-end business centers are strategically placed along major corridors.
- Lake County has a good balance of jobs and housing opportunities.
- Targeted industries recognize Lake County as business-friendly and seek Lake County as their destination.
D. Lake County Offers a Quality, Reliable Transportation Network in a Multi- modal System.
- The transportation network includes well-placed pathways for roads, bicycles, pedestrian walkways, buses, and rail.
E. Social Services are Provided to Those in Need Throughout the Entire County
- Lake County coordinates the provision of social services and affordable housing through the private sector and through non-profit organizations.
F. Lake County Preserves Environmental Resources
- Major systems, such as lakes and wetlands, are preserved.
- The county offers a network of resource-based recreation: trails, hiking County infrastructure and structures reflect maximum energy efficiency.
G. Urban Development is Well Planned and Implemented.
- Distinctive, small towns or communities are preserved.
- Responsible utility services are available outside of municipal boundaries through partnerships with private and public providers and wholesale agreements.
- Urban form is designed (outlined) by green space and density and clustering is
H. Appearance of Lake County is Esthetically Pleasing and Well Designed.
- Uniform countywide design standards are applied along major corridors.