Local Government Bodies

Local Government Bodies

Structure of the City of Wheaton government.
Position In Brief: 

We believe in Council-Manager government with representatives by districts when geographic population distribution allows.

Position History: 

Revised May 2018

We believe in representative government by districts for the communities in our service area when geographic population distribution allows In drawing district boundaries, the League of Women Voters of Wheaton agrees with present Illinois State Statute (65 ILCS 5/5-2-18.2) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-2-18.2) Sec. 5-2-18.2) which stipulates: "The city council shall divide the city, whenever necessary thereafter, into districts which shall be of as compact and contiguous territory as practicable of approximately equal population." For the city of Wheaton, we support Council-Manager government with no fewer than six councilpersons and one Mayor. Four councilpersons should be elected from districts and two councilpersons and one mayor should be elected at large.

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Wheaton, Illinois