by: Diane Benjamin
When Jennifer McDade resigned her seat on the Bloomington City Council, Mayor Tari Renner appointed Joni Painter.
I received a copy of the following email today from an unexpected source, and a source the City would never suspect. Evidently some Council members like to share emails! The citizens are disgusted with their government. They know I will tell them the truth. Sorry Mayor, I’m finding it increasing hard to keep with the whistle-blower tips.
See what you think taxpayers:
To: City Council and [email protected]
From: Joni Painter/Cityblm
Date: 03/27/2014 02:17PM
Subject: bike paths
I just got a call from a constituent, Bob Rexroat. He pitched an idea to me that I feel has some merit. He said that since more bike paths are in our future, why don’t we make riders get a license each year for their bikes? It would help pay for the paths.
When I grew up in Wisconsin in the middle of the last century, I had to get a new bike license every year. It didn’t cost much and I don’t know what the proceeds were used for, but nobody squealed about it.
At any rate, I told Bob I would pass his idea on to the mayor and the rest of the council.
Have a good afternoon!