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 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.
Legislative Action Program
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 legislative positions included in the .
- Preserve local authority and revenue to allow municipalities to serve the distinct needs of residents and businesses in their communities.
- Ensure Sustainable Municipal Budgets to fund police, fire, public works, infrastructure, and other essential municipal services.
Part of ensuring sustainable municipal budgets includes restoring Local Government Distributive Funds (LGDF). Find out how Roselle uses these funds, and why municipalities are asking state legislators to restore LGDF back to communities to previously approved levels.
What You Can Do
Government is most effective when residents are engaged. The Village of Roselle encourages the public to contact both State and Federal Legislators regarding any or all of these issues. For additional information on legislative advocacy please contact the Mayor’s Office at (630) 671-2804. Please remember, your opinion does make a difference!
Legislator Lookup Tool: Use Roselle Community Portal to enter your home address to find information about your government representatives.
Please visit www.ilga.gov for additional information on State Legislators.