The newly drawn City Council districts are ready for public input. In the November 2010 election Naperville residents approved a referendum to split the city into five districts, changing the way we vote for council.
Each area will have representation from a councilman who lives in that district. The public will also elect three at large plus the mayor. Residents have the chance to attend a series of meetings to give their opinions on the proposed districts. The first of these meetings was recently held in District One where city staff was on hand to answer any questions about the map.
City Manager Doug Krieger says reactions to the district lines have been very positive so far but expects a few tweaks here and there.
“My hope is that after 2015, that as they do today, the council will focus and make decisions based on the overall best interest for all of Naperville, not their individual districts,” said Krieger.
The next public meeting will be about District Two on April 10th at 6:30 in the evening at the municipal center.
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