by: Diane Benjamin
The vote to proceed with a “Study” on the East Side Highway was taken by the McLean County Board on June 15, 2010.
Read the discussion of the County Board before the vote to spend $10 million was taken – it begins on page 69 http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/56
I asked my representative years ago – James Soldner – why he voted Yes. His explanation was:
1) It’s not our money
2) It’s only a study
Did he really believe $10 million was going to be spent on a study and then they could vote on whether to build it? Evidently. Today the citizens are down to 2 choices on WHERE to build it, not IF.
Who voted to spend the $10,000,000:
Yes votes: No votes
Diane Bostic John Butler
William Caisley * John McIntyre *
Don Cavallini * Paul Segobiano *
George Gordon * Laurie Wollrab *
Stan Hoselton * Scott Black – now Bloomington Alderman
Robert Nuckols Bette Rackauskus
Sondra ‘Conner * George Wendt *
Benjamin Owens * Duane Moss
Eric Rankin *
James Soldner *
* Still a McLean County Board member
In case you don’t know what your 2 choices are for where the road is located:
If you live anywhere on the east side of Bloomington-Normal, your house value will be negatively affected. This is NOT a Towanda – Barnes type road. They want to build a 4 lane divided highway! It comes complete with a bike path so it can be called Green.
Here is a County Board district map: http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/258
Here is the contact information for your Board members (each district has 2)
The Egyptian people just threw out an elected President who turned dictator. If they can accomplish that task, you can defeat this violation of your property rights!
Unless you stand up for yourselves, expect the ruling class to continue victimizing you. I hope you are happy with an interstate in your backyard, front yard, or side yard. You are running out of time to stop it.