By: Diane Benjamin
The Bloomington Planning Commission is holding a meeting at 4:00 today in the Council Chambers. There will be a Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Bloomington Plan put together by the Regional Planning Commission.
Nice of them to hold a meeting when most people are still at work!
Claims will be made that Bloomington is growing and will continue to grow. The need for more affordable housing will be revealed. Included, but not mentioned out loud, is an assault by government on personal property rights. Government knows better than you how land should be used, knowing before you read it makes understanding it easier.
The Regional Planning Commission won’t admit that their direction comes from Washington DC – if you want a grant . . . .
Ever seen your local government turn down a grant? It doesn’t matter if property rights are usurped (think East-Side bypass).
Below is a report from the Head of the Main Street Association, a group that fought Form Based Code because it destroyed property rights.
The purpose of the meeting is to build consensus so nobody is left to object when the final plan is given to the City Council. The Council will dutifully accept the plan, then implementation and paying for it is next.
What you think doesn’t matter. They have a plan.
The link to the plan is: http://www.mcplan.org/egov/documents/1407520400_61692.pdf
If you can attend, throw a wrench in their plans.