Sunday, September 8, 2013

DuPage Metra Appointee - No Application Necessary

"We at DuPage County believe that sunshine is fundamental to government operations, and for that reason we have created the  ACT Transparency Portal . "
"As we intensify our efforts to transform local government under the DuPage ACT Initiative, I invite you to submit an application to be part of the Citizens Service Team. To open the application for appointment simply click "Nominate yourself for a board/commission" on the top right side of this page under Citizens Service Team."

The Chicago Tribune Reports:

In DuPage County, Chairman Dan Cronin on Friday nominated former County Board member John Zediker of Naperville, a prominent land developer with a background in urban planning.
Although Cronin's spokeswoman said 30 people applied to replace Metra board member Paul Darley, Zediker said Cronin's office approached him about the position. "They asked me, would I be interested? I said sure," he said.
At least three DuPage residents who applied for the post expressed displeasure with the selection process. None were interviewed, they said, adding they either didn't hear back from Cronin's office or got a response after the chairman already had made his decision.
Cronin did not respond to Tribune calls, but his spokeswoman defended the process, saying all the applicants would get responses after Zediker's expected confirmation by the County Board on Tuesday.
While the nomination was praised by some Republican board members, including Transportation Committee Chairman Donald Puchalski, two Democrats said they thought the selection process was not open.

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