By: Diane Benjamin
City Manager David Hales isn’t capable of producing a balanced budget. (Maybe he needs more than $200,000+ a year)
The Council that you elected isn’t allowed to produce a balanced budget.
Instead, Mayor Transparency hand-picked people he wanted to write a balanced budget: http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=607
|Member – Alderman||Sage, David||9/30/2015|
|Member – Alderman||Black, Scott||9/30/2015|
|Member – Alderman||Buragas, Amelia||9/30/2015|
|Member – Community||Zeunik, John||9/30/2015|
|Member – Community||Mathy, Jamie||9/30/2015|
|Member – Non-Profit||Latson, Dontae||9/30/2015|
|Member – Non-Profit||Frautschi, Deanna||9/30/2015|
|Member – Chamber||Fedor, Dave||9/30/2015|
|Member – Chamber||Dodds, Alan||9/30/2015|
Why did Renner pick these people? Why did he pick Joni Painter, Diana Hauman, and Amelia Buragus for the Council? Is it safe to assume for the same reasons?
In September, this group is supposed to report to the Council. The Council will then be told to approve whatever they come up with, including tax increases.
I’ve heard rumors that at least one of these people doesn’t even live in Bloomington. So, I did a FOIA request. (Freedom of Information Act)
This is what I requested:
Home address and phone numbers of all members of the budget task force.
The City claims they don’t have that information and aren’t required to create it. Instead, I got the below. Surely they can’t be hiding anything!