By: Diane Benjamin
The only interesting parts of last night’s Council meeting were the public comment and Aldermen comments at the end.
IWU students have suddenly taken an interest in local politics. It doesn’t hurt that one is a Renner student and the other is his girlfriend – see below.
Brexton Isaacs retweeted
Date night with
@BrextonIsaacs. Aka Bloomington City Council meeting. Aka you wish you were us.
Brexton thinks Quality of Life keeps millennials in town. Wonder where I’ve heard that before? Tari? Tari? Brex wants downtown and parks spending prioritized in the budget. Brex doesn’t understand millennials stay if they have jobs. He also doesn’t understand the two universities provide lots of millennials to choose from, therefore wages are depressed for the ones that stay. If they can’t find a job and will make a lot less if they do, parks and a redeveloped downtown aren’t going to make a difference. How do I know they make less money here? Because I was one of them. My income was higher before I graduated and earned a CPA certificate than after.
Annie was next – on the attack against Judy Stearns. Evidently Tari and Annie haven’t figured out Judy isn’t running for re-election. She admitted Tari had denigrated the mentally ill with his comments, but she claimed he had apologized. She also claims it was a long time ago. I was one of Tari’s targets on 12/21/13. I never got an apology. Then Tari did it again 7/10/14. Exactly how sorry was he? Did Ian Bayne get an apology? Where is that apology Annie? Source: http://blnnews.com/2014/10/20/why-is-tari-allowed-to-denigrated-the-mentally-ill/
During Aldermen comments at the end of the meeting, Jim Fruin talked about the personal attacks leveled during public comment. Jim did a good job calling out the circus. He was followed by Judy Stearns. I hope Annie was still in the room so she understands facts matter – Annie didn’t use any.
Watch Brexton and Annie speak starting at 5:45
Watch Fruin and Stearns speak starting at 1:04:38