Public Safety and Transportation
Public Safety is paramount to a thriving community. Naperville has consistently been rated one of the safest cities of its size in the country, something we should all be proud of, but we can do better, we must do better. Engaging the community in a see something say something mentality is one of my goals, as it is important to have the support of all of us as neighbors and Napervillians to keep our community safe. Working with the Naperville Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Response Team to help sustain and improve our community is something I look forward to.
Smart Economic Development
Naperville is fortunate to have a thriving economy, as evidenced by our increase in sales tax revenues year over year. Having a balance of businesses from large corporations to locally owned and new start up businesses helps create diversity in our workforce and enhance Naperville’s reputation for a great place to work, live and raise a family. Not all development is necessarily good development, and I will work hard to understand the issues, listen to the concerns of all residents and gather input from all sides of an issue prior to making a decision. In the last few years we have seen significant redevelopment occur in old under utilized properties, which is a testament to the work of our dedicated staff and elected officials. There is much work to do, and I look forward to engaging my fellow citizens in these important discussions.
As a lifelong resident of Naperville who has chosen to raise my family in the town I was raised, I have a sense of responsibility to continue to make Naperville the best that it can be. Mental illness is becoming a national epidemic and we are fortunate to have many community partners like Linden Oaks that are on the forefront of this issue. I want to work with the many organizations in Naperville that can provide services to our residents in need and help remove the stigmas associated with mental illness. Naperville can be a leader on this issue and it is our responsibility to do so.
As your councilwoman, I vow to listen to the concerns of all residents and help identify solutions through collaboration, communication and action. I want to create an open line of communication for people to share ideas on what is best for Naperville’s future, and we have the technology to do that. We have a great deal of talent at City Hall, and using the tools available - like Naper Notify - is just one way we can communicate to the community, but we can do better. Creating a community survey is an important first step to providing a safe way for people to tell us what challenges they are facing and offer input on how to address them.
My family is a pet loving family!
I support a Humane Pet Store Ordinance. I believe in the health and welfare of all animals. I will carefully, and thoughtfully work with the public and city staff on any and all ordinances as they relate to safe pet ownership practices in our community.
I do not support puppy mills.