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Environmental Quality

Programs that preserve, protect and, where possible, improve both the natural and built aspects of the physical environment and/or which develop and implement measures for accident prevention and intervention in the case of emergencies in order to promote public health and safety and enable people to live in ecological balance and harmony with their surroundings.

Environmental Quality
Programs that preserve, protect and, where possible, improve both the natural and built aspects of the physical environment and/or which develop and implement measures for accident prevention and intervention in the case of emergencies in order to promote public health and safety and enable people to live in ecological balance and harmony with their surroundings.

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Domestic Animal Services
Programs that provide for the humane care, protection and control of the domestic animals who are a part of the living environment.

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Environmental Protection and Improvement
Programs that are responsible for conserving endangered land, water, energy, wildlife and other natural resources; establishing and enforcing minimum standards for environmental quality which promote the health and well-being of the public; developing and implementing beautification programs; and supporting other initiatives that protect and enhance the physical environment.

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Municipal Services/Public Works
Programs that are responsible for establishing and implementing an overall plan for the development and upkeep of the built environment in urban and rural areas; and ensuring that construction on public and private property and improvements in current structures meet building codes and standards, zoning requirements and the goals and objectives of the master plan. Also included are offices that are responsible for initiating and overseeing public works projects and ensuring the smooth operation of basic infrastructure services. Activities may include construction, maintenance and repair of roads, bridges, tunnels and other public ways; operation of waterworks, sewage and drainage systems; development and maintenance of channels and other public waterways; construction and operation of public parking facilities; lighting and signposting of public streets; management of waste materials; and other similar projects.

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Public Health
Programs that protect and improve the health of the population through comprehensive efforts at the community level to prevent, control and eradicate disease and disabilities; eliminate environmental health hazards; promote sanitary living conditions; and recognize, prevent and control conditions in the workplace that constitute health hazards or place workers at risk for accidents.

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Public Safety
Programs whose primary purpose is to ensure the safety of the community by issuing warnings regarding public health hazards or other conditions which may affect the well-being of people in the immediate area; rescuing people who are lost, stranded or the victim of an accident; connecting people whose lives are at risk with appropriate emergency response agencies; supplying safety equipment; and sponsoring educational activities which make the public aware of measures they can take to eliminate safety hazards, prevent accidents and avoid behaviors which place them in peril.

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A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org