Having served on the Housing Forward Board of Directors with Simone Boutet, I know she will be a strong advocate for all Oak Parkers, including the voiceless and homeless in our community, and those feeling threatened by the skyrocketing housing and rental costs.
Simone, like many of us, moved to Oak Park because of our village’s deep commitment to economic, racial and ethnic diversity. Many in our community are concerned that the rapid increase of housing costs, coupled with the lack of specific, mandatory set-asides for affordable housing, threatens the economic and racial diversity that our community cherishes.
Simone’s experience in municipal law and planning will serve her well. She will be a tireless advocate for transparency in village government and help amend new zoning codes to ensure that affordable housing set-asides be mandated with specific, enforceable guidelines.
I will proudly cast my vote for Simone Boutet as a person with impeccable ethics, a deep commitment to diversity, and a fierce watchdog for transparency in village government.