Every year during July and August the Naperville city council has one meeting per month rather than the typical two meetings per month. Between June 20th thru August 14th, Naperville has been functionally operating as efficiently as ever, which begs the questions, do we really need two council meetings per month? Why have two when one works?
Some will say ‘that’s what we have always done’, or ‘we are required to’, to which I say ‘who says so’. Fewer meetings means less cost, less wasted time, less endless talking, and more time to accomplish something useful.
We have a city manager, Doug Krieger, who seems to be getting the job done, just like the Chicago Cubs manager David Ross. He’s getting the job done too. Sometimes less is better. Cut the bureaucracy, increase the efficiency.