By: Diane Benjamin
If you have never attended a Bloomington City Council meeting, you really don’t get to see what’s going on.
Most of the Council members are busy with other things during Public Comment. It’s no wonder they want rules governing it! At one point Joni Painter passed something to Amelia Buragas. Scott Black lifts his head occasionally. Karen Schmidt and Jim Fruin mostly paid attention. Amelia Buragas occasionally looked up, Joni Painter mostly worked on something in front of her.
There is no sound with this video – just watch who is paying attention and who isn’t. MBoka was behind the speaker, but when I did catch him he was paying attention. Of course, Kevin Lower was too. The video is a compilation from various speakers.
Diana Hauman made a statement during the Public Comment discussion about commenters not staying for the rest of the meeting. Watch the video Diana – the Council doesn’t respect people who gave up their time to speak, so why should they stay? Besides, conversations about nothing – like last night – happen at every meeting. Why waste the time to stay and observe? I really wanted to call a technical foul on about half of you last night! Besides, video is available where fast forwarding is an option.
Two minutes of YOU are immaterial: