City Officials Keeping DIE in Naperville A Secret

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.

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  1. Gerard H Schilling

    Typical woke, waste of money, just to say our city has a worthless diversity manager who does nothing but breaths and eats off the hard-working taxpayers! As the council can create so can it delete. DELETE this nonsensical position!

  2. Jim Haselhorst

    I am more concerned about the highest paid government employee in DuPage county being the Manager of the Naperville Park District.

    How does the park district board justify paying a person that oversee a government organization a fraction of the size of the city of Naperville government for close to twice what the Naperville city manager is paid?

    This person oversees a police force with less then half a dozen full time officers (one of which is the chief), no code enforcement or compliance department, no water department, no electrical department, no roads maintenance department and no one to oversee licensing because they issue not licenses.

    If you are worried about wasting Naperville taxpayer dollars, perhaps your time would be better spent spending more time taking a closer look at the Naperville Park district’s spending and budget.

    • watchdog

      Jim, that’s why it would be good to have a Naperville Park District Watchdog, and school district Watchdogs.

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