The older you get, the more you realize that your time is running out, and the less willing you are to deal with nonsense, and allow yourself to be pushed around. When it comes to residents of Naperville, and citizens in general. Naperville city officials specialize in nonsense and pushing folks from one city department to another, from one staff member to another, and from one committee to another. City officials consider residents/citizens as pinballs, bouncing them around until they disappear.
It almost happened again at the most recent city council meeting, during the Public Forum portion of the meeting when citizen Buzz Polizzi offered the City of Naperville the opportunity to be the home of a Freedom Monument To Veterans honoring the military men and women who have given so much to defend our country. The financial cost to the city would be zero.
The person willing to do the sculpture, is one of the finest in the art. For more than a year he has been given the run-around, so he and Buzz Polizzi decided to present the opportunity directly to the city council.
Watch and listen as Buzz makes his presentation, only to be brushed-off by the Mayor and kicked over to a committee that has already “buried the opportunity in the mud for a year and a half”, and in essence “nailed the sculpture-artist to the floor”.
All Buzz wanted was a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, and the council couldn’t do it. Kudos for Buzz for his respectful assertiveness towards the council, and his unwillingness to ‘eat the baloney’ being dished out by the council. Buzz represents every military man and woman who has ever served our country and fought for freedom. Not one council member would speak up, other than the Mayor’s brush-off. The least the Naperville city council could do, would have been to give him a straight answer.