Contrary to claims made by Tari, Bloomington population is decreasing. So is Normal’s. Raise taxes and watch the people flee!
By: Diane Benjamin
Both Bloomington and Normal are bleeding taxpayers to death with new taxes and fees or raising old ones. Both have a 2% Food and Beverage Tax, but it’s really sad when a Chicago suburb is cheaper! See this:
According to this site, only 10 of Illinois’ 102 counties have property taxes higher than McLean County! That won’t stop Bloomington from raising them anyway. Economics is beyond most of the Council’s pay grade. (including the mayor and City Manager). Evidently they like seeing people leave!
One comment from David Hales proves why the City mission statement has to be changed. Hales, Renner, et al think their job is to run your life, not provide essential services. Start watching at 15:00. Hales believes the City HAS to provide leisure activities for aging residents. Evidently seniors will be told what to participate in. Older people can’t be trusted with the freedom to make their own decisions, big brother will provide all. (at your expense)