MESSAGE FROM DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD MEMBER
by Julie Renehan, District 3
Thank you for the opportunity to serve DuPage County! The first 100 days on the DuPage County Board I have been busy learning the ropes, meeting residents, addressing their concerns, digging into County budgeting and policy and, for those who have asked- I am loving the job! I am working on issues that are already improving our county. As many of you know, I have been outspoken on Sterigenics on the Board and off-which is now sealed thanks to the courage of our new Governor! I will stay active on this issue, realizing that a final solution could take years in the court system.
Chairing the Ad Hoc Adult Business committee is my immediate focus. I have directed fact finding on the extent and repercussions that adult (i.e. sexually oriented) businesses have on the community and ways to mitigate these effects–crime, property values, abuse to workers and more. I expect to bring a licensing ordinance to the Board in the coming months. As Vice Chair of Health and Human Services, I am working on how to bolster the County’s work on the opioid epidemic, and how to better care for our seniors, veterans and ill residents. Please visit my new website at JulieRenehan.com for more information on my Committee assignments and ongoing work!
Want to support myself and other new Democratic County Board members? Come to a meeting! Promote us with likes, retweets, etc. on social media, post photos with us, etc. so we can strengthen the name recognition and track record of DuPage Democrats- because we are here to stay.