The sixth and final proposed election district open house is being held on Tues., June 12 from 3 to 4:30PM in Meeting Rooms A, B and C at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. A formal presentation will take place at 3PM followed by an open question-and-answer session with a panel of City staff. Staff will also be available to answer individual questions on a one-on-one basis. The formal presentation will provide a summary of comments and map changes received at each of the previous open houses held within the five proposed districts. For more information, including an interactive map of the proposed districts, visit www.naperville.il.us/districts.aspx.
In the November 2010 election, voters approved a referendum requiring that the City divide into districts beginning with the 2015 municipal election. At the August 16, 2011, City Council meeting, the City Council directed a team of interdepartmental City staff to develop a map showing the proposed districts. To determine appropriate boundaries, the team utilized census population data as well as the City’s subdivision map and County precinct boundaries. The proposed districts are close to equal population, maintain the integrity of neighborhoods and respect geographic boundaries such as major arterial roads.
Photos are from a recent Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown meeting where the All-District Map was presented. City Councilman Kenn Miller urged all residents to attend the last open house slated for June 12. Councilman Miller said now is the time for citizens to suggest alternatives to boundary lines before they are presented to City Council for approval. Pay attention!
Also, read about districts on Page 2 of the June edition of PN, now available at local businesses throughout Naperville N.E.W.S, including Casey’s Foods, Minuteman Press, Caputo’s, Anderson’s Bookshops, Fry Family Y, Kroehler Y, Catch 35, Fair Oaks Ford and Dog Patch Pet & Feed.