Recently Naperville made 267 proactive repairs to installed smart meters. Naperville city officials said that this type of thing is going to happen. And when it does happen, it’s not the fault of the smart meter itself, it’s because of loose connections and corrosion in customer-owned meter bases. So Naperville city officials are saying it’s the customer’s fault. It’s not the fault of the city. No, that can’t happen that the city of Naperville could be at fault. City officials including city manager Doug Krieger, supported by the city council, said it’s true so it must be true..right?
City officials have no idea why residents would be skeptical. Residents should be happy these so-called smart meters were forcefully slapped on homes and and businesses in Naperville in a very nefarious manner. Is it any wonder why Naperville residents and business owners have intense distrust for city officials. There is absolutely no amount of evidence that could be presented to Naperville city officials that would cause them even the slightest doubt to consider they made a huge mistake.
The Smart Meter project was spear-headed by city manager Doug Krieger, and council members Grant Wehrli and Bob Fieseler. In nearly every step of the ill-conceived process Naperville city officials made decisions that have been and will be detrimental to the residents and business owners of Naperville. So now the city has no choice other than to blame house fires on residents and business owners. The same thing will happen when security is breached, health issues arise, privacy is compromised, and electric rates soar. Blame it on the people.
Can anyone remember the last time a city official apologized for a blunder, let alone a huge error in judgment? Can anyone remember the last time a Naperville city official stood tall and accepted responsibility and accountability for causing inconvenience and grief to the good folks of Naperville. No, it’s much easier to simply blame it on the good folks of Naperville.
A lot happens within the inky shadows that Naperville city officials roam. Much of what is said and done is not good. And one thing we’ve yet to hear from a Naperville city official is an apology about anything.
Blame it on the homeowner.