City Services

Naperville residents are highly satisfied with the city’s services, and Council has used the results of the 2016 Citizen Survey to allocate resources. The top priorities of residents are to improve traffic flow and congestion and to maintain our infrastructure

  • The Westside traffic study published in November 2020 offers many improvements to the neighborhoods north and west of downtown. There are many recommendations that would improve traffic flow close to Washington Junior High School and Naper Elementary, thus making it safer for children walking to school.   

  • Allison is a supporter of the city developing a Traffic Calming Toolkit, which is a way to achieve balance between vehicles and pedestrians. “Calming” tools could be planters, bike lanes, or sidewalk extensions which improve traffic flow in residential neighborhoods without adding a lot of stop signs. 

  • Naperville should lead on racial inclusion by continuing to focus on smart 21st Century policing. Our police department has a robust continuing education program. Officers attend over 80 hours of training each year, with emphasis on de-escalation techniques and crisis intervention. As Chief Marshall says, "The Naperville Police Department is setting the bar, not reaching for it." Allison is committed to working with the Naperville Police Department to strengthen their relationship with the community, ensuring equitable treatment for all. 

  • Stormwater management continues to be an issue in many neighborhoods and modernizing the system should be a priority. New subdivisions have planned water runoff systems (e.g. retention basins, adequate pipes) but the older parts of town don’t. Allison wants the city to be responsive to residents who are experiencing flooding and to require that any new home review its impact on neighboring properties. 

  • In 2020, Council put a temporary ban on short-term rentals. Given that the majority of owners are not renting their properties to be “party houses”, Allison supports a new policy that will not penalize responsible property owners, yet restricts rentals that disrupt neighbors or pose safety concerns. 

  • Allison would like to see the City expand its commitment to our environment. One example is composting to reduce waste in landfills. Other cities across the country (e.g. Portland, Austin) offer composting that includes all food waste. Unfortunately, the existing organics program is limited in its scope of waste that can be composted.