There they go again. Naperville city officials inviting residents into a room and then hitting them with a two by four, at least that’s what it seems like. This time they are doing it by encouraging residents to ‘go green’ and use electric vehicles, and then just when they get a few to do so, the Naperville city council slaps them by doubling the hourly rate (from 75-cents to $1.50) to utilize a charging station.
If it wouldn’t have been true, it would have been comical listening to council members discussing how much money they can squeeze out of individuals for utilizing city charging stations. Councilman Grant Wehrli was almost giddy when mentioning ‘how about $3 hour’ but councilman Steve Chirico quickly brought Wehrli back to reality by not responding to his foolish remark.
Watch and listen as councilman Grant Wehrli wants to quickly bring it to a vote, but councilman Paul Hinterlong voices some concern about having folks take advice from the council to ‘go green’ only to find out that they are being penalized by the council for doing so.
The very short meeting ended quickly after the unanimous vote. Most likely they were in a rush to get the new doubled-rate in place while they marched down in lock-step to their favorite pub for a few brews to celebrate another council victory over trusting-residents.