The Village of Long Grove provides a lot of its information online, but often times we find that there is a communication barrier between residents and the local government. This can sometimes create the illusion of secrecy. My goal, if elected to the village board, is to increase resident participation in our local governance by always keeping the lines of communication open.
My Transparency Proposals Are:
Post all bids online, so that taxpayers can view the bids to ensure that the most economical choice has won the bid.
Post all contracts for PPP (public-private partnerships) online so that taxpayers know the terms, including any warranties.
Create more direct communication with the residents, instead of utilizing Home Owners Associations as the primary conduit.
Move to bring any existing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts under the normal budgetary process and therefore in the public light.