In Friday's (2.1) Sun, editor/publisher Jim Lynch wrote a pretty stinging column where he basically called the Naperville Park Board "dysfunctional." Is the park board just a rudderless ship? Where is the leadership and is this the kind of board Naperville wants? Tell us what you think.
This was a result of a special call meeting this past Wednesday night to finally try to get something done over the long overdue situation involving the Ponds of Hobson West. The residents want the six-acre tract preserved, a developer was going to build townhomes there but then indicated he was willing to sell the land to the Park District. The whole mess has dragged on for more than a year with no action taken. In Lynch's column he cited the fact that only three of the park board members bothered to show up at the meeting and opined that the reason for that was they didn't want to have a quorum where they might have to actually do something. Instead, being no-shows just lets the clock keep ticking on an issue that should have been addressed by now. Following the debacle of the rec enter, the departure of the park district's executive director and now this situation, where board members can't even seem to respond to community needs, is the park board just a rudderless ship? Where is the leadership and is this the kind of board Naperville wants? Tell us what you think.