Important Issues for the Village
The Village of Schaumburg makes up just 6% of your tax bill. Over the last 10 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. In the last election, 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. I am proud to say I kept my promise and reduced the village tax levy by that 5%. Residents and businesses deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money.
Improving the village’s infrastructure of roads and ensuring our water and sewer systems are safe and of the highest quality is of utmost importance. I spearheaded the initiative to increase local funding for road improvements by $2m over prior years in order to reduce the backlog of streets needing repaired. We also held the line on base increases on the water bills. I plan to continue to improve and reduce these costs when possible.
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.
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. As Mayor, I promoted the need for the establishment of a small business and residential improvement program were by the village would assist residents and businesses with small/minor improvements in order to control their costs.