By: Diane Benjamin
There must be a consensus to step forward as a group to support ideas or processes that are in the best interest of the county as a whole.
I didn’t need to attend the joint Council + County meeting this week to know what was said. I knew the speaker would tell government they need to lead economic development because that’s what Renner, Koos, et al wanted to hear.
Comply you foolish citizens.
Pantagraph: Who decides what is in the best interest of the County? Renner? Koos? Sorensen? They get elected for a period of time, so they get to decide? What if the next person doesn’t think what they did is in the best interests of the County?
We have a long history of local government making crappy decisions. Coliseum, BCPA, Quality of Life this and that – each successor pronounces we are now stuck with these failures, so let’s move on and create more! Koos’s Uptown isn’t doing as well as claimed, maybe a reporter should check occupancy rates themselves at the Marriott by camping in the lobby. Forgot, you don’t investigate unless it’s a fired City employee.
What about the consensus that Bloomington roads need fixed? Every citizens survey has said that. Consensus by the people is immaterial – you want government consensus.
American was founded on INDIVIDUAL freedom and liberty. Not government consensus. It fails. It has always failed.
If Apple had waited for consensus I wouldn’t own an iPhone.
The Veterans Administration is KILLING our Veterans, one which I know. Isn’t there consensus that we owe our veterans what was promised? Evidently that consensus doesn’t matter.
How dare you Pantagraph!
The only “best interests” of the County is residents with money to spend on things they chose because they have jobs and low taxes.
A government built downtown, government built soccer fields, government built anything else is only in the best interests of government and the unions getting prevailing wages to build it.
We aren’t a communist country YET. It’s time to target the Pantagraph advertisers. Very few people I know still get the paper, why would advertisers want to support Pravda propaganda?
I’ve seen tweets targeting the advertisers of Cities 92.9. Cities 92.9 stands for individual freedom and liberty, the Pantagraph stands for government.
Pick your side quickly.