It’s been over a year since Naperville city officials hired a manager (with a six-figure salary) to oversee diversity, inclusion, and equity. Does anybody have any idea what this person has accomplished? Why isn’t the city providing any type of update? Are taxpayers getting anything to justify the expense? To what end result was this person hired?
There was a lot of hype about hiring a person, to provide a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist. City officials basically ‘checked the box’ showing they have done something, but what is ‘the something’ if nobody knows what’s been accomplished if anything. If city officials were proud of what’s been accomplished, wouldn’t they be shouting about it from the rooftop of the Municipal Center?
What’s all the secrecy? Could it be that nothing worthwhile has been accomplished other than ‘checking the box’. It seems like that is a $100,000 box that didn’t need to be checked. Is Naperville any better than it was a year ago. Apparently not, and now taxpayers are on the hook for another $100,000 for this year.