What happens at the Federal level happens at the State level, and it happens at the local level, including over spending, the expansion of government, and denying citizens the opportunity to determine what is best for themselves. The absolute classic example of this materialized in the NSGI (Naperville Smart Grid Initiative) which was partially funded by the DOE (Department of Energy). Simply stated the Federal Government in the form of the Department of Energy “bought” the Naperville city council via a grant to ‘force’ the citizens of Naperville to use what they don’t want, don’t need, and don’t understand…Smart Meters.
If the Naperville city council didn’t know what they were getting into, then they are at best naïve. If they did know, and did it anyway, then at worst it is shameful. Neither characterization of a governing local body is beneficial to the city of Naperville. It is time for a change in the local government of Naperville. Whether it comes in the form of new, fresh, vibrant council members with a strong bias towards effective leadership, or if it comes in a new form of government structure in Naperville, change is necessary for Naperville to be relevant in the future.
The Naperville city council took an oath to lead and work for the city and its residents.
The question is, ‘are they doing this?’