Issue: Prairie State Energy Campus and Utility Costs
Steve Vasilion*: Believes the City must do more to educate ratepayers about the consequences of this 30-year, $246 million obligation.
Eldon Frydenall*: Led the City into this obligation in a coal-powered electrical plant in southern Illinois and still thinks it is a great investment for Batavia
Issue: The City’s role in downtown development
Vasilion: Believes the City must improve its review process and work with the business community to foster economic activity.
Frydenall: Says there is no need for reform and that now is “not a good time for change.”
Issue: The City’s role in supporting the fine arts community
Vasilion: Believes the City should make infrastructure improvements to the Water Street Studio area and promote the arts.
Frydenall: Has offered no comments about this issue.
*Kane County Chronicle Election Central 2013: http://elections.kcchronicle.com/race/378/City-of-Batavia-Ward-5-Alderman