Thank you to all who attended the open house this past Monday and on May 31. Between these two functions C4CH hosted, approximately 60-75 people participated. We greatly value and appreciate your input and ideas, which underscore C4CH mission to foster responsible and right-sized local government.
People raised both general and specific concerns regarding Clarendon Hills.
- Need for Volunteerism and Involvement
- Increased Government Transparency
- Cost Containment
- Continued upward increases in property taxes
Specific Issues to Investigate with Your Help
1. Hinsdale High School District #86 approval of $17M bonds to fund major construction projects without a voter approved referendum
2. Elementary District 181’s ACE program
3. iPads purchase for ALL District 181 students
4. Village’s downtown Business District
5. Special Service Areas (SSA) for roadway resurfacing
6. Village plans to re-vamp the train station and install a pedestrian underpass
7. Village Electricity aggregation
8. Village’s plan to cut the D.A.R.E. program in our schools
C4CH will be shining light on many of these issues with facts and analysis over time. In the future, there will be investigation about downtown redevelopment and the proposed train station, an inquiry on special service areas as part of overall roadway resurfacing programs and continued focus on the budgeting process. We need you to contact us and volunteer on above issues or show up to Board meetings to express support and viewpoints.
C4CH remains committed to pursuing actions and activities which lower taxes, reduce regulation and drive smart and responsible growth.
C4CH is currently engaged in efforts to increase transparency and integrity in the local budget process. In addition, C4CH encourages residents to have influence in the decisions of local taxing authorities, through attendance at board meetings, public hearings or informal conversations.
If you are interested to learn more, or would like to assist on above issues, contact us at email@example.com.
It appears the Village Board will be discussing the elimination of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (“D.A.R.E.”) at its next meeting on Monday August 6, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall. If you want more information or have an opinion about D.A.R.E., attend this meeting.
Of note, stay posted for a future C4CH post possibly regarding D.A.R.E….
Thank you for your continued support.