By: Diane Benjamin
On tonight’s City Council agenda (from the packet):
The City DOESN’T do Minutes!
The name was changed to “Record of Motions and Votes”, but that’s not even what they are. Here’s what will be approved with no discussion tonight: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8988
It contains more information than motions and votes, but leaves out any mention of Public Comment. The City (Clerk) has completely erased part of the history of the meeting. The Clerk, with Hales and the Council’s permission, is being allowed to exclude a part of the meeting. Once the City starts deleting video, there will be no permanent record of what really happened.
The agenda calls for a vote on the “minutes” from August 10th. Since minutes don’t exist, the vote is immaterial.
It’s very difficult to get all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed when trying to be deceptive.
Also on the agenda:
Ending CAPITALISM in Bloomington through tax abatements, more TIF districts, and adoption of a Comprehensive Plan where government makes all decisions.
“Friends of government” will prosper while existing businesses and taxpayers pay more so they can.
Expect more business to close soon.