Leading the way forward
Naperville is consistently ranked nationally as a Best City to Raise a Family because it delivers for its residents. Its 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.
Naperville should lead the way forward in the post-COVID world. Our city's success is built on the strength of our community and the City Council needs creative solutions to help its residents. We must work together as a community to get through this challenge.
Development is a way to keep Naperville at the top of the national lists. Allison believes major development processes need to be more transparent and efficient. The lack of transparency and poor project management surrounding the failed 5th Avenue redevelopment initiative doomed the promise of a major development at the Metra station. Naperville can, and must do better.
Allison will listen to your concerns, analyze the problem, and work collaboratively to execute the best solutions for Naperville and its residents.
Naperville residents deserve excellent city services, from snow removal to public safety. Doing it well is one of the reasons why we’re ranked on national lists, most recently as the Safest City to Raise Children (Safewise.com). The City does a good job of reviewing its processes to look for improvement.
Some areas of focus should be traffic, stormwater management, and short-term rental properties.
Allison supports reasonable, transparent development. Growth brings revenue to the city, and commercial sales taxes keep property taxes lower for homeowners. However, the development process should be a collaborative partnership that includes the residents impacted by the proposal.
Naperville should be affordable for young families, seniors, and everyone in between.
The COVID-19 mitigation strategies suppressed sales and shifted consumer spending away from local businesses, reduced hours for service workers, changed commuting patterns, and created challenges for families who are struggling to juggle work, remote learning, and child care.
City Council must focus on collaborating with all stakeholders to design and execute creative solutions to help our small businesses, workers, and families. The City is only as successful as long as its businesses survive and families feel safe and secure. We must work together as a community to get through this challenge together.
Naperville is a big town with a small town feel and is a reason why people want to visit. Allison wants to invest in a vibrant art scene that will attract visitors who will then stay and explore all that Naperville has to offer. This will support our local businesses and bring people together.