Important Issues for the Village
The Village of Schaumburg makes up just 7% of your tax bill. Over the last 8 years, the village has reduced the village portion of the tax bill by 13% while expanding the repair of streets and improving the quality of life. With the support of the Board, I pledge to continue this strategy by reducing the village tax levy by 5% in my first year of office. Residents deserve keep more of their hard-earned money.
Continue to maintain and improve the village’s infrastructure of roads, water, and sewer at the highest quality. I spearheaded the initiative to increase local funding for road improvements by 33% or $2m over the last two years. With the support of the Board, I plan to increase the funding by another $2m per year in order to reduce the backlog of streets needing repair.
Schaumburg has maintained a balanced budget every year I have been on the board. By continuing to hold the line on property taxes at or below current levels for next four years, we can continue to maintain the village’s excellent AAA bond rating from Moody’s for our fiscal strength. As Mayor, I will also decline a village pension and perks including the the elimination of the Mayor's vehicle allowance saving the village over $8,300 annually.
The residents enjoy the highest level of police and fire protection available. However, we need to increase the number of Police Officers and dedicate them to traffic enforcement. Our streets are being used by speeders endangering our lives and the lives of our children as we walk or bicycle or drive down the street.
Business/Residential Improvement Program
As Schaumburg has aged, so has its residential neighborhoods and small businesses. We need to establish a small business and residential improvement program were by the village would assist residents and businesses.