On Friday, Mike spoke at the Two Brothers Roundhouse in front of the Aurora Business United group. There were almost 100 people attending as Mike emphasized that government must live within its means. For example, Mike served on the Finance Committee for 18 years of his almost 38 years on the City Council. He has voted on 38 balanced budgets in a row.
Mike and the Aurora City Council will vote Tuesday. February 14, 2023 to approve the Edged Data Center off of the Bilter and the Eola Road interchange. This is a $500 million dollar development with an electric vehicle charging station and a future sub-station, and future retail. This huge development will bring in $5.2 million dollars a year in added revenue to the City of Aurora!! This is very exciting development news for Aurora!! Great, great news!!
Mike honoring all Military Veterans at the West Aurora High School Veterans Assembly. On Veterans Day we recognize all Military Veterans who have served our Country. The students did a wonderful job of creating and hosting this heart-felt community event!!
Mike and elected officials helping to cut the ribbon at the 2016 Sullivan Roundabout ribbon cutting ceremony. The Grand Opening Ceremony on October 3, 2016 was a grand affair for the 6th Ward and the City of Aurora. Mike and Alderman Bob O’Connor co-sponsored this project for our community to alleviate the extreme congestion during the rush-hours. Our Roundabout was not only constructed cheaper than having a traffic-signaled intersection, but will move vehicles more efficiently at less cost for our City at all hours of he day and night. This project is a great innovation for Aurora. The feedback from people has been exceptionally positive. “The City should look to implement more of these in Aurora”, says Mike.
The Annual Divali Festival continues to be held each year. This year the Festival was held at the Fox Valley Mall. We had a very good turn out of people to help celebrate Divali – The Festival of Lights. There was dancing, singing, and an all-around good time for all who attended! Congratulations to the Indian American Advisory Committee for hosting this very important and enjoyable cultural event for our City.
Mike attending with Community Leaders at the annual LULAC Award Scholarship Banquet in Aurora. It’s all about our youth in Aurora and we must continue to do all we can to encourage and support them. Congratulations to our local LULAC Council 5218 once again. Keep up the good work!!
It is always a wonderful time attending the annual Concierto Cena Noche Mexicana En Santa Rita hosted at St. Rita’s Church in my Ward. The music and dancing by the youth in their colorful costumes was beautiful. And we all agreed that everyone said the food was delicious!! Congrats!!
Palace Street Park was finished thanks to partnerships between the neighbors, the Fox Valley Park District, and the 6th Ward! Mike used Ward 6 Funds to fully pay for the purchase of these two lots. The City of Aurora transferred the property per agreement to the Fox Valley Park District. And the Fox Valley Park District constructed the park. On Monday, March 11, 2019 Mike presented a Check to the Fox Valley District Board of Trustees in the amount of $20,744 to pay for the new Picnic Shelter that the Park District will be installing when it gets a little warmer. We had a nice ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony. It was a lot of fun for all! Thank you everyone that made this possible!!
The weather was great for our annual July 4th Celebration. Mike standing in front of the annual 6th Ward donated petting zoo at the Tanner House. The children had a lot of fun petting the animals on our Nation’s Independence Day.