By: Diane Benjamin
Developers have been fleecing taxpayers, while the City of Bloomington watched, for decades. Monday night a new crop of guys in need in business will make their cases for your money. The Council is drooling over their ability to rule from the top down. What citizens want is immaterial. Why don’t developers spend their own money to make money? Obviously whatever they propose isn’t worthy of THEIR money.
Remember this story? https://blnnews.com/2015/07/25/bloomingtons-mosquito-farm/
The homeowner with a swamp in her back yard (because the developer didn’t maintain the detention basin properly), didn’t take NO for an answer when the City said they couldn’t afford to fix it. Add another black mark against David Hales for accepting the property last fall from Brady without checking it. Of course, Hales won’t be held accountable – or anybody else at the City.
The homeowner filed this complaint with the McLean County Health Department: Health Hazard
Since providing essential services is frequently last on local government’s agenda, this homeowner forced them to do their job! It would have been cheaper and easier to make the developer fix the problems before accepting it. Instead taxpayers are forced to pay for more City incompetence. Had enough yet?
At least the mosquito farm and stench is finally getting fixed. It remains to be seen whether it’s being fixed permanently or if this is a temporary fix. Note the standing water – even though it hasn’t rained in weeks.
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