By: Diane Benjamin
The fine for Emily Bell spiking her pension was assessed against the City of Bloomington in DECEMBER 2014. It wasn’t paid until 4/30/15 – and congrats taxpayers, interest of $1636.99 was added to the tab. Total paid was $360,031.11!
All payments in excess of $50,000 are supposed to be approved by the Council. At every meeting a Bills and Payroll report is voted on as part of the consent agenda. I can’t find a payment to IMRF on any report for $360,031.11 or $358,394.12!
Did Hales send them a check that wasn’t approved by the Council? Was the payment hidden somewhere so the council didn’t find out? Where is the payment recorded David?
Tari Renner has proclaimed that David Hales job is like running a corporation, hence his huge salary. Tari: If the CEO ran the company like this he wouldn’t be CEO.
Add today’s bird-cage liner story saying the City “forgot” to get District 87’s approval to abate taxes, and Hales is solidified as UNFIT for the job.
Here’s a link to what Hales job description: http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=262
His failure to make sure the City received approval from the other taxing bodies AND his failure to stop the fines by IMRF can fall under numerous duties he is charged to perform.
The Council doesn’t care (except Lower). Citizens will have to demand Hales is fired. Remember, Renner would never have been censured if the citizens hadn’t demanded it.
Keep in mind that your taxes are going to be raised. What percent of that increase is due to David Hales and his incompetence? What else is he hiding?