Property Tax Relief
Many residents within the 14th District are
paying a property tax rate close to18%. This means many will pay for the value of their home within less than 6
years in taxes. Therefore, I cannot ask
that any individual pay more on their property taxes. As a Foss Park Commissioner, I voted against
a 28% increase in property tax. As a County Board Member, I have continued to vote against increasing property taxes.
Increasing Job Opportunities and Strong Economic Development
Jobs are key to developing a working
economy. As a County Board, member I
will work with the cities to help provide incentives for business to
relocate and employ within the area.
Also, the youth within the community also need opportunities for
employment. I will continue to support
the summer work program through Lake County and look to expand the program.
Contracts for local
Lake County Government has yearly budget that is over half a
billion dollars. We should incentivize
our local business to bid on our projects.
For business that do not meet the requirements; my goal as a County
Board member is to training seminars and Small Business fairs to help them meet
When someone is released from jail; we must offer programs
to allow them to become productive citizens.
Band the box was a first step but it doesn’t go far enough. By partnering with local agencies and law
firms we can offer expungement and training for the jobs within the
Promoting a living
In 2017, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill to
increase the state minimum wage to $15 per hour. However, Governor Rauner has stated that he
will veto the bill. As Cook County has
done; Lake County should approve an ordinance increasing the minimum wage in
order to provide a wage that individuals can live on. As a Trustee, on the Library Board, I pushed
for an increase in our internal minimum wage.
Preserve and protect
As many Americans, I was troubled by the President’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement. We as a Nation and world must address the serious issue of Climate Change. After the major storms in 2014 and in 2017, the need to address the issue hasn’t been clearer. Further, I support a plan to transition from coal and other fossil fuels over to clean energy.