The Mayor and Village Trustees monitor legislation at the local, state and federal levels to stay abreast of issues that may affect the community. Regular legislative advocacy activities include providing information and educating legislators on the impact of legislation on the Village’s government operations and its taxpayers. The Mayor is the official spokesman for the village government in all political and legislative affairs and when dealing with other elected officials.
The Mayor regularly writes letters to legislators informing them of the Village’s position on certain issues and specific legislation.
Letters to Legislators:
The Village of Roselle is a dues-paying member of two associations that may conduct legislative advocacy initiatives at the county, state and/or federal levels. These associations include the DuPage Mayors and Managers Association and Illinois Municipal League. The Village is also a dues-paying member in the Pension Fairness for Illinois Communities, a coalition of business and government leaders committed to protecting local taxpayers.
Each year the Village Board approves a Legislative Action Program that includes priorities and position statements on state and federal issues affecting local government. Below are critical priorities included in the 2014 Legislative Action Program.
Revenue and Taxation
Personnel and Labor
- Reform Municipal Public Safety Pensions
- Require Direct Deposit of LGDF Funds
- Remove the Sunset Date on the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act
- Implement Streamlined Sales Tax
Limit the Prevailing Wage Act
Exempt Staffing Requirements from Collective Bargaining
- Define "Confidential Employees" Under the Illinois Labor Relations Act
Western Access to O'Hare International Airport
Limit Commercial Freedom of Information Act Requests
- Remove Barriers to Non-Home Rule Authority
- Amend Rules Regarding Publication of Reports and Notices
Illinois Municipal League's "Save Our Cities" Campaign
The Illinois Municipal League is rolling out a “Save Our Cities” campaign to rescue local governments from financial devastation. They are asking that the General Assembly assess the damage that has been inflicted on local communities by years and years of costly laws. State leaders must throw a life-preserver to communities that are financially sinking because of rising costs that are outside of local control. Visit the Save Our Cities site for more information.