It’s official. Mayor Scott Wehrli was inaugurated today along with three new council members, Allison Longenbaugh, Josh McBroom, and Nate Wilson. Now the work really begins. It’s one thing to run for office on a platform with everything you say you want to accomplish, and it’s a totally different to do what you said you were going to do. Voters can sometimes forget what candidates said during the campaign, however Watchdog will help the new council members remember what they said to get elected.
Let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane with each new council member’s commitment to voters.
- Responsible steward of residents’ tax dollars.
- Sustainable development for economic vitality with transparent process to meet the needs of all neighborhoods.
- Keep Naperville as the best place to raise a family and the safest city in the U.S.
- Be a thoughtful listener and make informed decisions.
- Support community events to bring the community together.
- Make Naperville affordable.
- Protect Naperville’s future.
- Protect your tax dollars.
- Protect your family.
- Promise to vote against every tax dollar levy increase that did not keep the overall tax rate flat for Naperville residents.
- Ensure Naperville remains the best place to live, work, and raise a family.
- Bring financial and technological expertise to streamline local government and deliver better results for Naperville.
- Encourage economic development.
- Promote a safe community.
- Use a common-sense approach.
We can’t forget about incumbent Patrick Kelly.
- Responsible development.
- Excellence in public safety.
- Sustainable future
- Responsible city finances.
- A voice for residents.
- Ensure that Naperville will remain the best place to raise a family.
Finally, Kelly and Longenbaugh support the ban on assault rifles, while McBroom and Wilson lean towards supporting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. McBroom said the gun issue should never have been on the city agenda, but rather handled by state legislators and through the courts. Wilson said the ban was unnecessary considering the State passed its own legislation.
The first city council meeting for the new council is this Tuesday May 2nd at 7:00 PM. It’s must-see TV unless you’re watching it online, or in-person, or on a recording, or….you get the idea.