From Cicero, to Robbins, to North Chicago, to Dixon, to Crestwood, to………is it possible….Naperville?
The latest involves Crestwood Police Chief Theresa Neubauer, formerly the head of the village water department, who was convicted Monday of 11 counts of lying repeatedly to state regulators regarding the safety and contamination of Crestwood’s water supply.
City officials in Crestwood, Illinois were probably just as confident as Naperville’s city manager Doug Krieger in guaranteeing the residents have nothing to be concerned about. The link below will show there is much to be concerned about.
City officials in more and more municipalities are being held personally accountable and responsible for the economic, privacy, safety, and health effects of their decisions on the residents of their communities. No longer can a department head say they were just following orders. No longer can a mayor or city council member say they didn’t know, especially when an avalanche of information is presented to them indicating their position on an issue is detrimental to the health their constituency.
Naperville city officials have tied their reputation, political, and personal future to the effects of Smart Meters on the residents of Naperville. Of the nine current Naperville city council members, only councilman Doug Krause has withdrawn his support of Smart Meter installation. Two councilmen were not part of the original vote to install smart meters (Joe McElroy and Steve Chirico), however neither has joined Krause in opposing the installation. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.
Naperville city manager Doug Krieger, along with council members Bob Fieseler and Grant Wehrli have been the ‘flag carriers’ and spear-headed the ‘battle-cry’ for Smart Meters. Though Fieseler has a well-written article presenting some concerns about smart meters, and Wehrli has tried to camouflage himself as just one one of the good-ole-boys, and not really a point-person in pushing smart meters, they have made their positions on the issue abundantly clear to the residents of Naperville.
Basically Krieger, Fieseler, and Wehrli have shackled themselves to the rhetoric of the Department of Energy along with a multimillion dollar grant, and literally shoved Smart Meters on the homes and businesses in Naperville.
Whether or not the hiring of additional city attorneys, along with the ‘crying’ and whining of city officials concerning residents utilizing their right to submit FOIA’s has anything to do with events to come, remains to be seen.