By: Diane Benjamin
Renner was on WJBC yesterday with Scott Laughlin. You don’t need to listen to the whole discussion, just the last 30 seconds.
The topic was the fine paid by Bloomington taxpayers when Emily Bell spiked her pension with accumulated sick days. Renner and the Council were “shocked” according to Tari when the Chicago Tribune story came out. I wrote about the story on August 16th: http://blnnews.com/2015/08/16/how-many-screw-ups-from-hales-can-you-afford/
Evidently Hales paid the fine without telling anybody! Renner claims he didn’t know. The Council didn’t know. So who did?
Maybe this is why David Hales Administration budget is now huge. More people to hide the truth!
It gets worse. I wrote back in 2013 about former City Manger Tom Hamilton spiking his salary: http://blnnews.com/2013/03/26/bloomington-you-have-a-problem/
City officials knew what’s going on, you just weren’t suppose to find out.