working today for a better tomorrow
The actions we take today are going to define the Village of Oak Park for the next 50 years. I am running for Village Board to implement the next generation of common sense, progressive policies for safe streets, crime reduction, equity, tax fairness and affordability, and climate change.
We need to make our streets safe for everyone living, working, and playing in Oak Park–whether biking, walking, driving, or using public transportation. Together, we can identify common-sense solutions that get drivers to slow down, look up from their phones, and stop hitting our kids.
Climate change is happening, and we need to respond urgently. Oak Park has an opportunity to be a national leader on climate change, and took an important first step with our Community Sustainability, Climate Action & Resilience Plan. But plans without follow through will only let our families down. We must act now to respond to the threat posed by climate change and to preserve the future of Oak Park.
Property taxes are a major financial pressure on both homeowners and renters. But it’s time for the corporate interests, like the ones who own the largest buildings in Oak Park, to pay their fair share, too, so we can lower taxes on families while maintaining our community values. This will allow lifelong residents to stay in their homes, while new neighbors join our vibrant and welcoming community.