Naperville city officials from the city council, to the electoral board, to the city manager, the city attorney, and the Naperville police had a terrible day on Thursday. And it was only made terrible because they tried to bully, push, threaten, and intimidate Naperville residents.
While the Naperville Electoral Board was trying to bully, push, threaten, intimidate, and shutdown Naperville resident Paul Sjordal’s attorney Doug Ibendahl in the city hall building regarding a re-do vote on a 2010 referendum, Naperville city officials were doing the same on the streets and at the homes of Naperville residents by utilizing city workers and police to bully, push, threaten, and intimidate residents by forceful installation of smart meters on the homes of those against the installation of those meters.
The Naperville city council along with city manager Doug Krieger have made Naperville the new Cicero of the western suburbs. What’s happening in Naperville politics makes Chicago and Cicero look like wholesome government operations.
The first atrocity occurred at Naperville city hall during a hearing of the Naperville Electoral Board hearing on whether or not to approve a binding referendum seeking to keep the current process of electing city council members at large. In 2010 Naperville residents voted by a landslide to change to a ward type of representation. The city of Napeville said they couldn’t implement it until 2015 (five years) Now a small group comes forward and in essence wants a do-over vote to reverse the 2010 vote. The Naperville Electoral Board, consisting of council members Mayor Pradel and Doug Krause, along with city attorney Margo Ely and city clerk Pam LaFeber are making it too obvious that they would prefer a do-over vote, and as such are making it difficult if not impossible for attorney Doug Ibendahl (representing objector Paul Sjordal) to deny the referendum.
Watch and listen as Ibendahl corners city attorney Margo Ely on an apparent ‘non-truth’, and she quickly and nervously tries to shut him down, then Mayor Pradel jumps on like a street mugging, and then council member Doug Krause jumps in claiming ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ on Ibendahl with Krause’s own unsportsmanlike conduct. The pivoting point is when Ibendahl asks for it to be put in the record, and Mayor Pradel, in King George fashion, denies the request. How ridiculous when it’s already available to the world on video.
Now while all this is going on in city hall, Naperville city officials are having residents arrested at their homes for protecting their homes and families from the forced installation of smart meters (electric). The issue is still in federal court awaiting a decision, yet Naperville officials in the form of the city council and city manager (Doug Krieger) are employing fear and intimidation on Naperville residents.
Naperville police arrested two mothers (Kim Bendis and Jennifer Stahl) for protecting their homes and families, while one resident was concerned his dog might get shot if he tried to protect his home. Watch and listen to Naperville residents
It was a bad day for all Naperville residents, and an even worse day for Naperville officials.