February 28th, 2014, I received a campaign flier from then councilman Steve Chirico stating what he would do if elected mayor. Included were three bullet-points:
- Advocate for responsible economic development while keeping a tight rein on your property taxes.
- Promote and ensure a strong business climate which will lead to a more diverse tax base for vital services like quality schools and safe neighborhoods
- My priority will remain to be a compassionate and understanding servant to Naperville families, seniors, and our children.
He vowed to continue Mayor Pradel’s tradition of “honest, responsive and compassionate service to Naperville families”
So how did he do regarding his stated goals? The answer is ‘outstanding’ earning him a grade of ‘A’.
Watchdog’s criteria for a job well done was simple; be respectful to presenters during city council meetings, be consistent, and be open-minded to differing points of view.
How did he do on this? Again ‘outstanding’, he exceeded expectations.
Finally on attaching a ‘plus’ or a ‘minus’ as a differentiator to his overall job performance, he gets a plus based on the facts he never missed participating in a city council meetings and over his eight years as mayor, he started every meeting on time; not 7:10 pm or 7:05.
Punctuality is respect for other people’s time and he respected that guideline.
Mayor Steve Chirico earned an A+ for his eight years of service to our city.
Thank you Mayor Chirico.