Sunday, April 3, 2011

Joliet City Council District 1 Candidate Steve Cammack

There are six candidates challenging current Joliet City Councilman Joe Shetina, they are:
IIona Vaughn
Larry E. Hug
Vanessa Romeo
James Lipinski
Donald C. West Jr.
Steve Cammack

Will County News spoke with Candidate Steve Cammack at the recent Informate/Get Informed Candidates Forum.  Cammack said he is running because "we need new leadership in District 1." Cammack said many people living in District 1 have moved to the area in the past 10 years and do not know much about the City Council.

Cammack said "when the City decided to put more rooftops in the West" the city should have planned more to provide more services to that area.  Cammack said the sewer lines serving District 1 are too small and the police and fire response times are too long.   Cammack said he is concerned that there are not enough police patrols in District One.

Cammack said he will take a different approach than the current District One City Councilman; Cammack said he will bring meetings to the district instead of expecting District 1 residents to drive downtown.

Cammack would also work to put the City of Joliet's checkbook online so that anyone could go online and see where the City's money was going.  In his current role as a Plainfield Township Trustee, Cammack said Plainfield Township's checkbook is already online for citizens' review.

Cammack said that if elected he would be accessible to all residents.  He said residents would be able to call him on his cell phone, and while he may not be able to solve residents' problems by the end of the night, Cammack said: "I will call them back by the end of the night."