YOU ARE INVITED TO A
Citizens for Clarendon Hills Open House
Monday, July 16th
7:00 – 8:30pm – Clarendon Hills Library
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
We would like to THANK all of you who attended the May 31st Open House to share your views about local government issues that Clarendon Hills residents care about. From the input received, we heard THREE important messages:
1) Continue Major Issue Village Advocacy
Citizens for Clarendon Hills will continue to advocate for you, and we will remain vigilant and focused on the major issues confronting our Village (for instance, continued review of the Village budget and staffing, analysis of proposed train station upgrade, SSA reviews, downtown redevelopment)
2) Assess Other Local Government Major Issues
Citizens for Clarendon Hills will consider investigating other local governments that directly impact you, for instance the two School Districts (Elementary 181 and High School 86) and the park district.
Schools impose a considerable property tax burden on Village residents, and the Park District has a long term impact on the numerous amenities offered to residents. All affect property values; all affect your property taxes. All are important.
3) Importance of Service on Boards and Commissions
Citizens for Clarendon Hills heard from you about the high value of direct involvement in local government – the importance of GETTING INVOLVED and serving on local Boards and committees.
We believe it is crucial to have a direct and positive impact on our future. There are various volunteer local government committees and boards with openings.
In April 2013, local elections will be held for the Board positions for the Village of Clarendon Hills (3 seats), the Clarendon Hills Park District (2 seats), School District 181 (3 seats), and High School District 86 (4 seats) – even the Village Library District (4 seats).
Citizens for Clarendon Hills is interested in hearing YOUR input about these local governments and the value of getting involved.
Citizens for Clarendon Hills promotes efficient, prudent project management to solve local problems. We favor lower taxes, less regulation, smart growth, and government transparency. We want to keep our local governments in check and responsive to the public. We support strong development grounded to our Village’s history and strong sense of community and volunteerism.
Please come and provide us YOUR input and ideas on Monday, July 16th, at 7:00 pm.
We look forward to listening and seeing you.