Referendum Objection Hearing Taking Place Tuesday, January 3 at 2 p.m.

City of Naperville
Updated 1/3/2012 10:57 AM

Naperville Smart Grid Initiative Referendum Question Hearing Being Broadcast Live

The City of Naperville informs residents and interested parties that a Referendum Objection Hearing will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3 in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The hearing will be broadcast live and rebroadcast on government access TV station WCNC (Ch. 6 -- WOW, Ch. 10 -- Comcast, Ch. 99 -- AT&T) as well as streamed live and available for on-demand viewing on the City's website at


The hearing will deal with an objection filed on December 27, 2011, by a Naperville resident to the proposed advisory referendum question stating, "Shall the City of Naperville immediately and permanently stop the implementation of the $22 million smart meter project and dismantle all related equipment?" A petition was filed in November 2011 to place this nonbinding referendum question on the March 20, 2012, election ballot.

During the objection hearing, the local electoral board consisting of Mayor A. George Pradel, Naperville City Clerk Pam LaFeber and most senior Naperville City Council member Douglas Krause will evaluate the merits of the objection. City Attorney Margo Ely will advise the electoral board at the hearing. The public and media are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information on the City of Naperville, visit Sign up to receive the latest news on the City of Naperville's projects and initiatives via e-mail at