Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb is leaving office with our village in “a better place” than when he took office:
Downtown development was the right thing for the village’s benefit generally, especially for the environmental value of density development around a transportation hub;
Madison Street received the long-needed traffic cooling and visual improvements to make inviting spaces for pedestrians and new development;
Public safety was well served with the promotion of reasonable police reform as data and good policy dictate; and
All citizens are being served by building on the village’s longstanding diversity position, now focusing more on equity.
Thank you, Anan, for stepping up when business and development needed attention and now leading through the challenge of COVID.
David and Mena Boulanger