Let's just throw this one out there. Seems like a no-brainer, yet inexplicably the previous park director never moved to Naperville...
There are many reasons why public officials should live in the community where they work: they get to know people better, they pay taxes like everyone else, it's a symbolic goodwill gesture. Heck, it even gets politicized in places like Chicago where rank and file teachers and firefighters have to live in the city.
Not every town can afford residency requirements. It would be tough for a Naperville police officer to find a decent place to live in town, on his salary. But what about for park district executive directors?This is a job that pays in the $150,000 range, so surely this person could afford to live here.
Should the Naperville Park District require its director to live in town?