I wish they would just use a gun to steal your money

by:  Diane Benjamin

If you are robbed by somebody with a gun – at least you know it happened.

The City of Bloomington would rather you not know.

Below is JUST the Admin Pcard spending for 1 month.  Many more pages of spending by other department are at the link below.

So far Tari Renner has spent $950 going to DC (Mayor’s Conference) to hear Obama, Biden, Pelosi, etc etc etc.  Have you figured out yet that calling local elections non-partisan is silly?  See all the speakers here:  http://usmayors.org/83rdWinterMeeting/

Tari ate on your dime at least 8 times – some don’t say who ate, so it could be more.  Remember this was over the holidays too.

I have NO IDEA what an Employee Winter Party is.

I have no idea what EAC (Maybe Ecology Action Center) or why Bloomington taxpayers paid for a January event.

You paid almost $4000 in moving expenses!

Anybody is welcome to file Freedom of Information Act requests for details.  Email me.

http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8119

Commerce Pcard December 2, 2014 ‐ January 2, 2015

ADMIN City Council Expenses US CONF OF MAYORS $ 625.00 Registration for 83rd Winter Meeting for T. Renner‐ 12/03/2014

1)  ADMIN City Council Expenses ROSIE’S PUB $ 27.00 Business meal for Tari Renner and N. Daggers‐ 12/02/14
2) ADMIN City Council Expenses THAI HOUSE $ 38.15 Business meal for Tari Renner and C. Robustelli‐ 12/07/2014
ADMIN City Council Expenses LUCCA GRILL INC $ 88.25 Meal for Luncheon in the Osborn Rm‐ 12/05/2014
ADMIN City Council Expenses MONICALS PIZZA $ 107.50 Business meal for David Hales and City Council‐12/8/2014
3)  ADMIN City Council Expenses TGI FRIDAY’S VILLAGE XII $ 22.22 Business meal for Tari Renner and D. Sages‐ 12/08/2014
4)  ADMIN City Council Expenses ROSIE’S PUB $ 27.50 Business meal for Tari Renner and J. LaCasse‐12/09/2014
5)  ADMIN City Council Expenses BIAGGI S $ 20.57 Business Meal for T. Renner and C. Koos‐ 12/19/2014
6)  ADMIN City Council Expenses BIAGGI S $ 15.22 Business Meal for T. Renner and C. Koos‐ 12/19/2014
7)  ADMIN City Council Expenses TONY ROMAS $ 42.57 Business Lunch for T. Renner, G. Sud & R. Fazzini‐ 12/22/2014
8)  ADMIN City Council Expenses FAMOUS DAVES $ 23.37 Business Lunch T. Renner and R. Veitengruber‐ 12/29/2014
ADMIN City Council Expenses UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF CHIC $ 26.00 Union League Club of Chicago Parking‐ 12/06/2014
ADMIN City Council Expenses AMERICAN AI 0012396351594 $ 324.20 T. Renner Airfare to US Conference of Mayors ‐ 12/15/2014
ADMIN Community Relations LTD COMMODITIES $ 112.07 EAC ‐ Decor for Employee Winter Party
ADMIN Community Relations LTD COMMODITIES $ (7.82) EAC ‐ Tax Reimbursement
ADMIN Community Relations LTD COMMODITIES $ 44.70 EAC ‐ Decor for Employee Winter Party
ADMIN Community Relations WAL‐MART #3459 $ 267.72 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations FARM & FLEET BLM $ 124.96 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations VIVA LA FLORA LLC $ 37.50 Flowers for Retirement Party for T. Covert‐ 12/19/2014
ADMIN Community Relations SQ SUGAR MAMA BAKERY $ 42.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations NOODLES & COMPANY 9506 $ 50.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations CHIPOTLE 1035 $ 50.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations MEIJER #207 Q01 $ 59.99 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations FLEET FEET SPORTS BLOO $ 50.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations FOX AND HOUND DAY SPA $ 125.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations BEST BUY 00000497 $ 379.90 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations ROSIE’S PUB $ 61.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations SUBWAY 00522417 $ 50.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations JIMMY JOHN’S # 1408 $ 50.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations A RENEE WINE $ 50.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations KELLY’S BAKERY AND CAFE $ 25.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations REALITY BITES $ 50.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations LUCCA GRILL INC $ 50.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Community Relations STATION 220 $ 100.00 EAC ‐ January 2015 Event
ADMIN Membership Dues ICMA $ 1,360.00 Business membership‐ 11/20/14 (International City Manger Assoc – where City Mangers are taught how to manage the correct way, cough)

ADMIN Membership Dues ICSC $ 100.00 ICSC Membership Renewal for D. Hales‐ 12/04/2014
ADMIN Membership Dues NAACP MEMBERSHIP $ 30.00 Membership Registration for D. Hales‐ 12/29/2014
ADMIN Office Supplies OFFICE DEPOT #513 $ 14.99 Office Planner for Beth Oakley‐ 12/11/2014
ADMIN Other Misc Expense KIRLIN’S HALLMARK #207 $ 14.97 Guest Book for T. Covert Retirement Party‐ 12/22/2014
ADMIN Periodicals CHICAGO TRIB SUBSCRIPTIO $ 129.87 Service Term‐ 12/01/14‐02/28/15‐  12/15/2014
ADMIN Postage FEDEX 92749156 $ 18.90 Invoice 2‐887‐85959 Dated 12/2514 Various Shipments
ADMIN Prof Development FACEBOOK UU7VB7SDE2 $ 84.40 Advertising and Promotions‐ 12/31/2014
ADMIN Prof Development WHEATON WORLD WIDE MOV 3,975.89 $ Relocation charges for Deputy City Manager Steve Rasmussen
ADMIN Prof Development ICSC $ 1,060.00 ICSC Registration (RECON The Global Retail Real Estate Conv) 12/12/2014
ADMIN Prof Development NIU OUTREACH $ 300.00 Registration for ILCMA 2015 Winter Conference for D. Hales‐ 12/31/2014
ADMIN Prof Development APPLEBEES 42600601 $ 38.52 Business meal for David Hales and N. Albertson‐ 12/01/14
ADMIN Prof Development JEWEL #3116 $ 31.72 Beverages for Business Meeting‐ 12/08/2014
ADMIN Prof Development APPLEBEES 42600601 $ 40.15 Business meal for D. Hales and T. Mastandrea‐ 12/08/2014
ADMIN Prof Development ROSIE’S PUB $ 10.00 Business meal for David Hales‐ 12/10/2014
ADMIN Prof Development SCHNUCKS #706 $ 277.34 Personal Items Purchased on Card in Error‐Transaction Voided 12/18/14
ADMIN Prof Development GHB ‐ BLOOMINGTON $ 7.00 Personal Items Purchased on Card in Error‐Transaction Voided 12/18/14
ADMIN Prof Development SCHNUCKS #706 S36 $ (277.34) Personal Items Purchased on Card in Error‐Transaction Voided 12/18/14
ADMIN Prof Development GHB ‐ BLOOMINGTON $ (7.00) Personal Items Purchased on Card in Error‐Transaction Voided 12/18/14
ADMIN Telecommunications VZWRLSS APOCC VISB $ 80.29 Verizon Wireless monthly charges

One thought on “I wish they would just use a gun to steal your money

  1. David Hales is registered with the NAACP? Although I am not familiar with membership requirements there were probably some folks who thought, “there goes the neighborhood” with this sign up.

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