Protecting our neighborhoods
For many years we have taken our neighborhoods for granted. But in the wake of the Great Recession, problems have emerged. Joe McElroy actively supports a “carrots and sticks” philosophy of neighborhood planning, combining financial incentives to help people keeping their homes looking nice, along with aggressive code importance, with special emphasis on making sure rentals don’t blight neighborhoods and lower property value. It’s pretty simple: if two or three of the houses near yours are eyesores, your home will be much more difficult to sell.
This article from the Naperville Sun describes how Joe McElroy is leading the effort to protect our neighborhoods.
“Some City Council members want bigger focus on neighborhoods.” [PDF] Naperville Sun, April, 2014
Other key issues:
- Protecting our downtown
- Protecting our homes
- Protecting our pocketbooks
- Protecting our natural resources