by: Diane Benjamin
The LWV claims they have done an independent review of the Modified Wards referendum on the March ballot.
Was Maureen Okeefe involved? She is a co-president of the League.
She also helped Fazzini get petitions signed!
and she lives in Normal – NOT Bloomington
You can see the petitions here: PETITION PUBLIC QUESTION filed 12-16-2013
Notice Fazzini was so desperate to get this on the ballot, he got a lot of the signatures himself.
The League claims they talked to the Peoria and Champaign Councils because they have Modified Wards.
Did they bother to ask if Bloomington government works like Peoria and Champaign?
Do Peoria and Champaign aldermen contribute more than the 7 potted plants on the Bloomington Council?
Are Peoria and Champaign aldermen allowed to put items on the agenda?
Maybe their aldermen do more than shop on-line during Council meetings. (Yes one member of the Bloomington City Council was shopping during a session, hide the Ipad next time)
Did the League research cities being sued for discrimination for having At-Large aldermen?
“The League of Women Voters is nearly 100 years old and we have been doing studies educating voters on political issues that whole time,” she (past President Phylis Versteegh) said. “We have a very strict process when we conduct a study and we’re following all of those rules.”
Phylis Versteegh also got petitions signed!
I wonder if their investigation found Mayor Renner hiding his involvement. I wonder how they feel about 3 sitting alderman involved too.
Are they desperately trying to justify taking representation away from the people? They supported ObamaCare, so nothing they determine would surprise me.
It would surprise me if they came out against the referendum though.