Something very unusual happened recently within the Naperville city council. A Naperville city councilman kept his word by following through on a campaign commitment to the residents of Naperville. Relatively, recently elected councilman Dave Wentz said he would do something and he did it. This may not seem unusual, however for most Naperville city officials, this is quite out of the ordinary.
One of the planks of Wentz’s campaign was to reduce the processing time for SOA’s (Statement of Open Accounts) for simple transactions. Specifically, “the City of Naperville Finance Department announced that the projected processing time to issue real estate transfer stamps has been accelerated from 7 days to 48 hours for all single family, town-home, and condominium properties that are not foreclosures or rental properties.”
This is huge, not only because it makes the City of Naperville more efficient and business friendy to residents, but more importantly because councilman Dave Wentz took a big step in building trust with residents in displaying integrity; something that has been sorely missing by Naperville city officials.
Can anyone remember the last time council members Grant Wehrli, Bob Fieseler, or Judy Brodhead followed-through on a campaign commitment, in a manner that actually helped the residents of Naperville. The next time you see any of the three walking down the street ( surely they won’t be driving in the congested streets of downtown Naperville) you might want to ask them which campaign commitment did they fulfill. Chances are they would be hard-pressed to come up with an answer. It might sound something like this: