The Route 120 Corridor Planning Council recognizes the various roles of the governmental bodies affected by decisions about land use and transportation improvement. In light of their zoning and land use authority, a Governance Board composed of ten (10) local mayors (the mayors of the communities within ½ mile of the recorded centerline of the improvement) and five (5) county board representatives will be the policy and decision making body of the CPC. Each representative at the table has invested $5,000 in the planning and public information activities of the CPC. In addition, the Illinois Department of Transportation as well as the Lake County Department of Transportation serve in advisory roles to the Governance Board.
Recognizing that the environmental sensitivity of the project, the number of jurisdictions impacted, and the need to for maximum public outreach, the CPC is utilizing staff and consultants from various public and private organizations to ensure that technical storm water, pertinent land use assumptions and regional economic development goals are integrated into the planning process. These representatives serve on working committees called Advisory Task Forces. These task forces include
Environmental & Stormwater Impact;
Land Use, Economic Development & Municipal Impact;
Public Information; and
These task forces make recommendations to the local government officials that comprise the Governance Board, the ultimate decision and policy making body of the Route 120 Corridor Planning Council.