Bjekic has a skill set that Mount Propsect board needs
I will vote for Yulia Bjekic for Mount Prospect village trustee because I believe she brings a wealth of knowledge related to real estate development. As a CPA and tax adviser, she studies real estate developments around the country and understands the impact of TIF districts on other taxing bodies.
She will take a holistic approach when the village board considers new development opportunities in the downtown TIF district. She will consider the impact it will have on the District 57 and District 214 schools in terms of the property tax revenue impact and student enrollment.
When asked about current and potential development projects contemplated for Mount Prospect along the railroad tracks, Yulia was the only trustee candidate at the recent LWV candidate forum who addressed the practical matter of potentially having too many residential rental units coming to market in the same area. She explained that between a Des Plaines project and two existing and proposed Mount Prospect projects there is the possibility of 1,300 rental units coming online at roughly the same time.
She expressed concern about whether there would be sufficient demand in the Northwest suburbs. A Sept. 10, 2018 Crain's Chicago Business article indicates that the suburban Chicago apartment rental market is losing momentum. That's the kind of forward thinking I want on my village board.
I've only known Yulia a couple of years, but I greatly admire her and know that she will represent the best interests of ALL citizens of this village I've called home for over 25 years.