It looks like Naperville city officials are at it again. This time in their attempt to intimidate residents regarding the forced installation of, not-so-safe, not-so-secure, and not-so Smart Meters.
While a law suit regarding smart meters works its way through the federal court system, the city of Naperville decided to force Naperville residents to have digital utility meters (DUM) attached to their homes and businesses against the will and good sense of the good folks of Naperville, and before the Federal court system makes its ruling.
Naperville city council members want this forced installation completed long before city council elections this spring. They didn’t want it as an ongoing issue since council members who supported this Smart Meter Initiative fiasco stand to lose re-election, including council members Judy Brodhead and Paul Hinterlong. Other council members who stand to lose following elections include Grant Wehrli and the ‘point person’ for pushing this waste of money, council member Bob Fieseler.
In the last city election two city council members decided to leave; one by choice and one by vote. In the upcoming election two more are wisely walking away, or more appropriately running away; Mayor Pradel and councilman Kenn Miller.
A letter sent to Naperville residents January 18 by the Director of Public Utilities, Mark Curran, states that “authorized agents of city hall have free access to the customer’s premises at all reasonable hours”. If we were playing Jeopardy and that was the answer to a question, the question would be “What was the foundation for the German Nazi game plan”.
Just as in WWII, those carrying out the atrocities of the authorities tried to claim they were simply following orders. That didn’t fly, and this should not either. Curran and City Manager Doug Krieger can say they are just following the dictates of the city council, but they are just as responsible as the members of the city council. The difference is that the city council members can and most likely will be voted out of office, while Krieger and Curran are nothing more than hired hands. As things continue to unravel in the Naperville city government, and more and more wrong-doing, and ill-advised decisions come to light, one thing is more than possible if not probable, and that is both Krieger and Curran could be issued their ‘walking papers’ somewhere along the process. If council members are sinking, you can be sure they will be standing on the shoulders of both Krieger and Curran. It is just a matter of time before an announcement that city officials are “seeking opportunities elsewhere” is reported.