To tackle three challenges:
Challenge #1: With property values going down while property taxes continue to go up, we are being taxed out of our homes.
Opportunity #1: Freeze property tax levies for the County, Forest Preserve, and (indirectly through appointments) Fox Valley Park District. We can discuss all we want “how” the Board will spend the money, we just can’t have more.
Challenge #2: There is way too “cozy” of a correlation between too much money given to county decision-makers and too many political favors, .i.e. “cronyism.”
Opportunity #2: Strengthen the county ethics ordinance, unilaterally reduce the amount that it costs to run a county board chairman’s race, and elect grassroots reformers rather than Establishment insiders who protect their status quo.
Challenge #3: Restore “trust” at every level of government.
Opportunity #3: Provide honest, competent administration through innovation and austerity.