Councilwoman says Naperville can stay in stride
Naperville City Councilwoman Judith Brodhead says it hasn't been easy to do what many other cities haven't: maintain a balanced budget.
“I am proud that in some of the most challenging economic times in the past 20 years, the city continues to make strides in cost containment and best business practices to maintain the quality services residents have come to expect, within a balanced budget,” Brodhead wrote on her website.
A Naperville resident since 1985 and council member since 2009, Brodhead is running for re-election on a platform focused on continuing to make smart financial decisions to counter tough economic times.
Brodhead has advanced through levels of public service, beginning with a seat on the homeowners’ association, moving on to various city boards in the city, then winning a City Council seat. She is also an associate professor of English and the coordinator of Cultural Events at North Central College.
Brodhead’s website highlights the steps the City Council has taken since the Great Recession to ensure that it can provide quality services while maintaining a balanced budget, including “painful” cuts that led to a reduction in city employees.
“In an economy where so many public bodies are in deep fiscal difficulty we have worked hard every year to balance our budget in Naperville!” Brodhead wrote.