It seems as though Naperville city councilwoman Judy Brodhead has been sitting on the Naperville city council for years and years if not longer. Her expiration date is long overdue like a gallon of milk sitting in the fridge since time began, and there it continues to sit, along with Brodhead serving no worthwhile purpose on the council.
Years ago the residents of Naperville voted in favor of term limits, yet here she sits still on the city council. Find a picture of the city council in 2009 and you’ll see her there. Brodhead is like gum on your shoe on a hot August day; she simply won’t go away.
If she is a champion of anything, it’s flagrant hypocrisy. She was recently offended by a comment another council member made. If she is offended by anything, it should be her own shameless hypocrisy, but how quickly she forgets what she has said and done in the past, only to reverse her words and actions later, and willing to discard her previous position for self interest.
In 2011 Naperville residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of changing at-large representation to district representation. It was a landslide vote 66% to 34%. To say the council, including Brodhead did not like the result of the vote is a massive understatement. They decided to do a do-over vote. They obfuscated the wording of the do-over referendum so that a ‘yes’ vote meant the opposite of the first referendum, thereby confusing the voters enough so the result of the vote was reversed. Brodhead made no effort to honor the original vote and will-of-the- people, yet now with the referendum for approving recreational use of marijuana she preaches the importance of honoring the results of the referendum.
Watch and listen to her hypocritical mantra which she professes over and over and over at recent council meetings:
So now she is saying don’t “discount the vote”, yet that’s exactly what she did with district representation.
How quickly Brodhead forgets the issue of forcing residents and businesses to accept the installation of Smart Meters on their homes and businesses, to the point residents were arrested unless they acquiesced. Again, she has forgotten the huge issue district representation. Additionally, the hot topic of Fifth Avenue Development is unresolved. Forgetting or selective memory, which is it.
Brodhead talks about the ‘clear result’ of the 53% to 47% in favor of recreational marijuana and how it needs to be respected, yet the 64% to 36% result of district representation is NOT a clear result? How hypocritical.
Brodhead is so hypocritical that she ‘assumes’ and then immediately states she should ‘not assume’.
Watch and listen as Brodhead again tells us to ‘respect the vote’ when she has time and again, not respected the results of a vote.
It’s been said that at the college level ‘those who can’t do it, teach it’. Looks like Brodhead is the classic example.