By: Diane Benjamin
The Pantagraph and WJBC are in full MOVE ON mode. Tari’s forced apology is their evidence for burying the controversy. Alderman Scott Black wants nothing more than to forget his mentor’s foul mouth.
Who says they get to decide Tari’s fate? I’ve received a ton of comments and emails from citizens either wanting Tari gone or censured by the Council.
Tari is the leader of Bloomington. The story has now gone State-wide. How is Bloomington viewed by businesses thinking of locating here? Tari claims he is talking to people wanting to develop downtown. Are they now fleeing the venomous Bloomington Mayor?
Here’s what is being said north of us:
The story now has nothing to do with me – it never did. Blaming the victim of his vicious attack is like blaming a rape victim for what she was wearing. Tari has disgraced Bloomington and Illinois Wesleyan University. He has made Not In Our Town a joke. He is unfit for leadership
Is denigrating Christians and cancer patients because he can’t stand political opposition acceptable? More than once Tari has decried Washington politics and stated it has no place in Bloomington. In other words, “Sit Down and Shut Up”. Even DC doesn’t use the vile language Tari did. Guttural politics have been practiced by Tari on numerous occasions. His actions will continue if there are no penalties for doing so.
I’ve received feedback from citizens who have contacted their alderman and NOT received a response. I’ve stated many times the 7 potted plants aren’t on the Council to represent you. Start sending comments to the entire Council. Many of them signed the Not In Our Town pledge. They wanted mega alderman when they tried to pass Modified Wards. Let them see what it feels like to respond to all citizens: [email protected]
The Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled (I wonder why?). The next Council meeting is 2/23 at 7:00. Citizens should pack the Council chambers and demand answers. Sign up for public comment, make your voice heard.